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Law Society response to Ministry of Justice consultation


Consultation number two has now closed and the Law Society has published its response to the consultation. The basic contents will come as no surprise to those who attended any of the recent roadshows.

The Society has welcomed the revisions to the Ministry of Justice’s original criminal legal aid proposals, but it continues to have serious concerns around proposals for flat fees in magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, and a single national fixed fee for police station work. Read the full story

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Prosecution Principles


The Crown Prosecution Service has this week launched a 12 week public consultation on important changes to the Code for Crown Prosecutors, which is the document that sets out the principles which prosecutors must follow when they decide whether or not to prosecute an individual. Read the full story

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Assisted Suicide – DPP’s interim policy


Debbie Purdy’s persistent pursuit of clarity has borne fruit. She wanted to know from the Crown Prosecution Service whether her husband would face prosecution should he help her to take her life in Switzerland. In a unanimous decision, the law lords ruled that she was entitled to such clarity, Read the full story

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Road Safety


A ‘two strikes and you’re out’ policy, in which excessive speedsters caught twice would lose their licence, is among proposals being considered by the government for strengthening road safety. A detailed analysis of traffic casualties shows that “extreme speeders” are more likely to be involved in an accident Read the full story

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