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Vice Chair appointment to the Judicial Appointments Commission

Vice Chair appointment to the Judicial Appointments Commission

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

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Applications open for employment tribunal fee refunds as scheme rolls out

Applications open for employment tribunal fee refunds as scheme rolls out

All those eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds can apply from today, following a successful opening phase of the scheme.

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GRECO: UK successfully completes 4th round compliance procedure

GRECO: UK successfully completes 4th round compliance procedure

The Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) publishes its second fourth round compliance report on the United Kingdom.

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Celia Hughes reappointed to the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Celia Hughes reappointed to the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Her Majesty The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, has reappointed Celia Hughes to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

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First Courts & Tribunals Service Centres launched

First Courts & Tribunals Service Centres launched

The country’s first Courts & Tribunals Service Centres will be launched in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent.

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Opening stage of employment tribunal fee refund scheme launched

Opening stage of employment tribunal fee refund scheme launched

The first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply from today, the government has announced.

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Appointment of Dame Anne Owers as the new IMBs National Chair

Appointment of Dame Anne Owers as the new IMBs National Chair

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Dame Anne Owers for a tenure of 3 years.

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Appointment of a practising solicitor member to the Insolvency Rules Committee

Appointment of a practising solicitor member to the Insolvency Rules Committee

The Lord Chancellor has announced the appointment of Zip Jila for a tenure of 3 years.

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Appointment of Folashade Abiodun as a solicitor member to CPRC

Appointment of Folashade Abiodun as a solicitor member to CPRC

The Lord Chancellor has announced the appointment of Folashade Abiodun for a tenure of 4 years to the Criminal Procedure Rule Committee.

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Appointments to the Civil Justice Council

Appointments to the Civil Justice Council

The Lord Chancellor has announced the appointment of Jo Hickman and Gareth Hughes and the reappointment of Andrew Parker and William Wood QC for a tenure of 3 years.

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Nicholas Caton reappointed to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

Nicholas Caton reappointed to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the reappointment of Nicholas Caton for a tenure of 3 years and 5 months.

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Appointment of five Commissioners to the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Appointment of five Commissioners to the Criminal Cases Review Commission

Her Majesty The Queen, on the recommendation of the Prime Minister, has appointed 5 new Commissioners to CCRC.

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Appointment of Brian Tytherleigh as a member to the Youth Justice Board

Appointment of Brian Tytherleigh as a member to the Youth Justice Board

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Brian Tytherleigh as a member to the Youth Justice Board.

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Appointment of six commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission

Appointment of six commissioners to the Judicial Appointments Commission

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

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Licence stripped from holiday sickness firm

Licence stripped from holiday sickness firm

A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday-sickness claims has had it's licence stripped by the Claims Management Regulator.

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New appointments to Supreme Court and Court of Appeal

New appointments to Supreme Court and Court of Appeal

The Queen has approved the appointment of the new President of the Supreme Court, 3 Supreme Court Justices and 7 new Justices of Appeal.

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Honorary Queen’s Counsel nominations: deadline 1 September 2017

Honorary Queen’s Counsel nominations: deadline 1 September 2017

Seeking nominations for honorary Queen’s Counsel.

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Honorary Queen’s Counsel nominations: deadline 1 September 2017

Honorary Queen’s Counsel nominations: deadline 1 September 2017

Seeking nominations for honorary Queen’s Counsel.

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Appointment of Roberta Brownlee as member to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

Appointment of Roberta Brownlee as member to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the appointment of Roberta Brownlee for a tenure of 5 years.

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Mrs Justice Whipple appointed a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Mrs Justice Whipple appointed a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission

The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mrs Justice Whipple as a Commissioner of JAC, following selection by the Judges' Council.

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Prisons and Courts Bill: what it means for you

Prisons and Courts Bill: what it means for you

Read all the latest information about the Prisons and Courts Bill.

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Appointment, reappointment and extensions of Parole Board members

Appointment, reappointment and extensions of Parole Board members

Ministers have approved the appointment, reappointment and extensions of Parole Board members.

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Justice Secretary visits frontline staff in Bristol delivering key prison and court reform work

Justice Secretary visits frontline staff in Bristol delivering key prison and court reform work

Elizabeth Truss thanked staff at HMP Bristol and Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre for their ‘vital work’.

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Justice Secretary visits frontline staff delivering key court reform work

Justice Secretary visits frontline staff delivering key court reform work

Elizabeth Truss met staff and judges at the Court of Appeal and Central Family Court.

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Re appointment of Dr Peter Knight as Chair to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

Re appointment of Dr Peter Knight as Chair to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The Secretary of State for Justice has announced the re-appointment of Dr Peter Knight for 12 months.

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New measures to protect consumers from debt claims

New measures to protect consumers from debt claims

Justice Minister Sir Oliver Heald announces a consultation and information campaign to help protect consumers.

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Extension of tenure for the current Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

Extension of tenure for the current Prisons and Probation Ombudsman

The Secretary of State for Justice has extended the tenure of Nigel Newcomen, the current Prisons and Probation Ombudsman until 31 July 2017.

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Appointments to the Insolvency Rules Committee

Appointments to the Insolvency Rules Committee

The Lord Chancellor has appointed David Leibowitz, and re-appointed Alison Broad and Antony Zacaroli to the Insolvency Rules Committee.

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New appointment of Civil Procedure Rule Committee member

New appointment of Civil Procedure Rule Committee member

The Lord Chancellor has appointed a new member and reappointed 3 members to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee.

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Two appointments and a reappointment to the Civil Justice Council

Two appointments and a reappointment to the Civil Justice Council

The Lord Chancellor the Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP has appointed 2 new members to the Civil Justice Council and reappointed an existing member for a further 3 years.

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Sam Gyimah visits HMP Leeds to hear concerns from the frontline

Sam Gyimah visits HMP Leeds to hear concerns from the frontline

The Prisons Minister thanked staff for their ‘vital work’ in delivering major reforms to improve safety and turn prisoners’ lives around.

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New appointment of Parole Board member

New appointment of Parole Board member

The Secretary of State for Justice has approved the appointment of Sir John Saunders as a new member of the Parole Board.

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Clink restaurant training programme cuts reoffending

Clink restaurant training programme cuts reoffending

A training scheme for prisoners has led to an average reduction of 12 percentage points in reoffending and a lower frequency of reoffences.

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Appointment of the Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Appointment of the Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission

The Lord Chancellor has appointed Lord Kakkar as the new Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

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Lord Chancellor offers to meet Birmingham pub bombings families

Lord Chancellor offers to meet Birmingham pub bombings families

Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss has today offered to meet the families affected by the Birmingham pub bombings.

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New Chief Executive for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service

New Chief Executive for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service

Following an open competition, the Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Susan Acland-Hood to the post of Chief Executive, HMCTS.

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Appointment of two lay members to the Legal Services Board

Appointment of two lay members to the Legal Services Board

The Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Lord Chief Justice, has appointed Jeremy Mayhew and Catharine Seddon to the Legal Services Board.

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Courts reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses

Courts reform gives stronger protection for victims and witnesses

Vulnerable victims and witnesses will no longer have to appear in court under new plans to roll out pre-trial evidence sessions.

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Appointments to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

Appointments to the Prison Service Pay Review Body

The appointment of Andrew Dickerson, Peter Maddison and Paul West to the Prison Service Pay Review Body.

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Update on the implementation of the Fee Paid Judicial Pension Scheme

Update on the implementation of the Fee Paid Judicial Pension Scheme

Statement to inform former and current fee-paid judicial office holders of steps to introduce a fee paid judicial pension scheme.

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Honorary QC nominations: deadline 21 September 2016

Honorary QC nominations: deadline 21 September 2016

Seeking nominations for honorary QC – description of the rank , how to make a nomination, and a downloadable nomination form.

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Justice Secretary visits 2 prisons on first full day in office

Justice Secretary visits 2 prisons on first full day in office

Elizabeth Truss visited HM Prison Belmarsh and HM Prison Isis on Friday 15 July.

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Recruitment of the Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission

Recruitment of the Chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission

The Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon Michael Gove has written to the Chair of the Justice Select Committee about his preferred candidate for the post of the Chair of Judicial Appointments Commission.

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Cardiff visit for Lammy race review

Cardiff visit for Lammy race review

A ground-breaking investigation into racial bias in the criminal justice system has visited a prison, court and probation services in Cardiff.

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Hundreds of responses inform Lammy race review

Hundreds of responses inform Lammy race review

The first stage of a ground-breaking investigation into race and ethnic bias in the criminal justice system is now complete.

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