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New report drills down into failings of family justice system

Authored by The Family Law Co.

Lawyers from The Family Law Company have welcomed the findings of a new report which looks at how the family justice system responds to allegations of domestic abuse and what must be done to ensure consistency.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, the 216-page report "Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law Children Cases" draws on evidence presented in over 1...

Law Society warns that Legal Aid changes pose "significant risks"

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

The Law Society has warned the Justice Select committee that proposed changes to legal aid pose "significant risks" to the stability of our criminal justice system.

The Law Society, which represents solicitors in England and Wales, has written formally to the government in response to Ministry of Justice proposals to make the pricing of legal aid at least partly competitive.

In...

Law Society warns that Government changes to legal aid pose "significant risk"

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

The Law Society has warned the Justice select committee that proposed changes to legal aid pose "significant risks" to the stability of our criminal justice system.

The Law Society which represents solicitors in England and Wales, has written formally to the Government in response to Ministry of Justice proposals to make the pricing of legal aid at least partly competitive.

In...

Panel to review new Chief Constable selection

Authored by Mary

The newly selected candidate to become Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police will go before the Police and Crime Panel for approval.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg has chosen acting Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer to take on the role permanently following an interview and selection process.

Mr Sawyer will attend the public confirmatory hearing of the panel on...

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