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Civil news: electronic CW3 application forms available

Civil news: electronic CW3 application forms available

CW3 forms are now available online for providers to use.

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Contractors appointed to enforce Criminal Court orders

Contractors appointed to enforce Criminal Court orders

HMCTS confirms the results of the tender process for Approved Enforcement Agency Services.

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Bona Vacantia experiencing phone problems

Bona Vacantia experiencing phone problems

Phone calls into Bona Vacantia are disrupted on Wednesday 4 July.

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Employed Bar Awards 2018

Employed Bar Awards 2018

Government Legal Department (GLD) lawyers win prestigious accolades at the Bar Council Employed Bar Awards.

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Legal Services are GREAT: join us

Legal Services are GREAT: join us

Find out how you can get involved in the Legal Services are GREAT campaign.

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Appointments to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

Appointments to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody

The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Home Office and Department of Health and Social Care, has made 5 appointments to the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody.

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Appointment of the Chair of the Law Commission

Appointment of the Chair of the Law Commission

Appointment of Mr Justice Green as the new Chair of the Law Commission of England and Wales.

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No independent inquiry into the prosecution of Eleanor De Freitas

No independent inquiry into the prosecution of Eleanor De Freitas

The Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP has decided not to order an independent inquiry into the prosecution of Eleanor De Freitas.

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Appointment of a new Chair to the Legal Services Board

Appointment of a new Chair to the Legal Services Board

The Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, has appointed Dr Helen Phillips as Chair of the Legal Services Board with effect from 18 June 2018 to 31 March 2023.

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HMCTS Reform Programme

HMCTS Reform Programme

Read all the latest information and updates on the HM Courts & Tribunals Service court reform programme.

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Changes to the Lord Chancellor's exceptional funding guidance for inquests

Changes to the Lord Chancellor's exceptional funding guidance for inquests

Families whose loved one has died in custody will find it easier to access legal aid from today (15 June 2018) following changes made by the government.

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Honorary Queen’s Counsel nominations: deadline Monday 13 August 2018

Honorary Queen’s Counsel nominations: deadline Monday 13 August 2018

Seeking nominations for honorary Queen’s Counsel.

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Civil news: expanded use of new proforma for cost appeals

Civil news: expanded use of new proforma for cost appeals

Our new form for the electronic submission of appeals can now be used for both certificated and controlled work matters.

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Non Executive Board Members appointed at the Ministry of Justice

Non Executive Board Members appointed at the Ministry of Justice

Three new Non-Executive Board Members have taken up their posts at the Ministry of Justice this week.

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Crime news: prison law scope changes to 2017 crime contract

Crime news: prison law scope changes to 2017 crime contract

Updated documents are available for download following further changes to the scope of prison law which take effect from 12 June 2018.

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Civil news: medical report information and mental health claims

Civil news: medical report information and mental health claims

Billing for mental health work carried out from June 2018 should include the number of independent medical reports claimed.

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Civil/crime news: CWA bulkload spreadsheet version 1.23 update

Civil/crime news: CWA bulkload spreadsheet version 1.23 update

Use version 1.23 of the bulkload spreadsheet when submitting claims via Contract Work and Administration (CWA).

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Civil/crime news: CWA bulkload spreadsheet version 1.23 update

Civil/crime news: CWA bulkload spreadsheet version 1.23 update

Use version 1.23 of the bulkload spreadsheet when submitting claims via Contract Work and Administration (CWA).

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Civil/crime news: privacy notices updated on application forms

Civil/crime news: privacy notices updated on application forms

Privacy notices for application forms including crime eForms have been updated to bring us in line with new data protection legislation.

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New Chair of the Lay Observers' National Council appointed

New Chair of the Lay Observers' National Council appointed

The Secretary of State for Justice has appointed John Thornhill as the Chair of the Lay Observers’ National Council.

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Submit your personal independent payment appeal online

Submit your personal independent payment appeal online

We are testing an online service for people to submit their personal independence payment appeal online.

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Cafcass new board members appointment

Cafcass new board members appointment

The Secretary of State for Justice announces the appointment of 3 new board members of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).

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Civil news: use revised privacy notice for CCMS applications

Civil news: use revised privacy notice for CCMS applications

Updated privacy notices are part of our preparations for new data protection legislation which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

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Our members

Our members

Parole hearings are conducted by Parole Board Members, who come from a variety of backgrounds

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Crime news: simplifying CRM14 eForms and CRM4 grant letters

Crime news: simplifying CRM14 eForms and CRM4 grant letters

Improvements to application and billing processes will be made on 1 June 2018.

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Civil news: remember the ‘quick guides’ for speedier applications

Civil news: remember the ‘quick guides’ for speedier applications

Providing all the information we need first time will help your application to be processed faster.

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Civil news: handy checklist for speedier applications

Civil news: handy checklist for speedier applications

Guidance available on documents needed to prove eligibility when making certificated applications.

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HMCTS reform roadshow for legal professionals

HMCTS reform roadshow for legal professionals

Ticket information for legal professional engagement event in London on 24 May 2018

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Crime news: updated guidance on the ‘interests of justice’ test

Crime news: updated guidance on the ‘interests of justice’ test

Revised guidance available on ‘interests of justice’ test when you apply for funding.

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Civil news: funding for victims of modern slavery and trafficking

Civil news: funding for victims of modern slavery and trafficking

Administrative Court endorses declaration clarifying when modern slavery and human trafficking victims are entitled to immigration funding.

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Appointment of 2 new members of the Prison Service Pay Review Body

Appointment of 2 new members of the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Justice Secretary has announced the appointments of Mary Carter and Luke Corkill as members of PSPRB for a period of 5 years from 3 April 2018 to 31 March 2023.

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Civil news: notification letters for HPCDS tender bids

Civil news: notification letters for HPCDS tender bids

Organisations to be contacted about their bids to deliver work under the Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS).

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Civil news: 2018 CLA contract discrimination tender opportunity

Civil news: 2018 CLA contract discrimination tender opportunity

Providers have a new opportunity to bid for 2018 Civil Legal Advice discrimination law contract work.

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Appointment of new non judicial members of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales

Appointment of new non judicial members of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales

The Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice announced the appointments of Alpa Parmar and Beverley Thompson-Brown for the period of three years from 2 May 2018 to 2 May 2021.

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Appointment of Gabriella Bettiga as new member of the Tribunal Procedure Committee

Appointment of Gabriella Bettiga as new member of the Tribunal Procedure Committee

The Lord Chancellor in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice announced the appointment of Gabriella Bettiga for the period of three years from 2 May 2018 to 2 May 2021.

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Civil/crime news: list of individuals excluded from contract work

Civil/crime news: list of individuals excluded from contract work

‘Excluded individuals’ list now available for viewing on GOV.UK.

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Civil/crime news: data protection changes and your contracts

Civil/crime news: data protection changes and your contracts

New data protection legislation means legal aid contracts have to be amended.

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Civil news: further tender opportunities for 2018 contract work

Civil news: further tender opportunities for 2018 contract work

A new tender opportunity is available to bid for 2018 face to face contract work.

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Caroline Corby appointed as the interim Chair of the Parole Board

Caroline Corby appointed as the interim Chair of the Parole Board

Justice Secretary David Gauke has today (23 April 2018) appointed Mrs Caroline Corby as the interim Chair of the Parole Board.

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Crime news: revised AGFS fee calculator and paper forms

Crime news: revised AGFS fee calculator and paper forms

New fee calculator and paper forms for Crown Court work under the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme (AGFS).

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Civil news: guidance updates for escape cases and civil finance

Civil news: guidance updates for escape cases and civil finance

Changes have been made to the civil finance and escape cases handbooks to reflect current guidance.

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Civil news: escape cases appeals and evidence requirements

Civil news: escape cases appeals and evidence requirements

New form to allow electronic submission of appeals, simplify the process and streamline the evidence required.

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Civil news: third party financial support for CW1 and CW2 work

Civil news: third party financial support for CW1 and CW2 work

New form aims to simplify means assessment evidence requirements for third party support

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Appointment of 3 Commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission

Appointment of 3 Commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission

The Lord Chancellor has announced the Royal Appointment of Commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC).

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Crime news: improvements to Defence Solicitor Call Centre website

Crime news: improvements to Defence Solicitor Call Centre website

Changes mean providers have more options to make online updates to records held by Defence Solicitor Call Centre (DSCC).

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