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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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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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Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man

Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man

The Ministry of Justice marks the swearing in of the new Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, Sir Richard Gozney KCMG, CVO.

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Catherine Addy reappointed to the Insolvency Rules Committee

Catherine Addy reappointed to the Insolvency Rules Committee

Catherine Addy has been reappointed as an additional barrister member to the Insolvency Rules Committee.

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Court Funds Office: change to interest rate for basic accounts

Court Funds Office: change to interest rate for basic accounts

The Court Funds Office is changing the interest rate payable on funds held in the basic account to 0.1% with effect from 6 June 2016.

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Announcement of new public appointment and extension of tenure

Announcement of new public appointment and extension of tenure

Appointment of a non-judicial member and extension of tenure of another non-judicial to the Sentencing Council.

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Prison officer retires after 45 years of service

Prison officer retires after 45 years of service

One of the longest tenured prison officers in England and Wales has retired after almost half a century of service.

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Jodi Berg appointment to the Administrative Justice Forum extended

Jodi Berg appointment to the Administrative Justice Forum extended

The Lord Chancellor has extended the appointment of Jodi Berg OBE as chair of the Administrative Justice Forum.

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UK proposes candidates for next UK judge of the European Court of Human Rights

UK proposes candidates for next UK judge of the European Court of Human Rights

UK proposes a shortlist of 3 candidates for election as the next UK judge of the European Court of Human Rights.

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Employers to help offenders find employment on release

Employers to help offenders find employment on release

Local employers network in North Yorkshire to help offenders find employment on release.

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Announcement of new public appointments

Announcement of new public appointments

Appointment of 2 non-lay members and reappointment of a lay member to the Legal Services Board.

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MOJ commitment to information management assessment

MOJ commitment to information management assessment

Statement affirming the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) commitment to The National Archives Information Management Assessment programme.

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Lord Chancellor reappoints 5 members of the Civil Justice Council

Lord Chancellor reappoints 5 members of the Civil Justice Council

The Lord Chancellor the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP has reappointed 5 people to the Civil Justice Council.

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Baroness Helen Newlove reappointed as Victims’ Commissioner

Baroness Helen Newlove reappointed as Victims’ Commissioner

Baroness Newlove has today (28 January 2016) been re-appointed as Victims’ Commissioner for another 3 years.

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Appointment of Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman

Appointment of Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman

Appointment of Mr Paul Kernaghan as the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman.

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New Parole Board chair announced

New Parole Board chair announced

Letter from the Justice Secretary to the Justice Select Committee to announce the appointment of the Chair of the Parole Board.

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New appointments to Civil Procedure Rule Committee

New appointments to Civil Procedure Rule Committee

The Lord Chancellor has appointed 3 new members to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC).

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Queen's Counsel in England & Wales: 2015 to 2016

Queen's Counsel in England & Wales: 2015 to 2016

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of 107 new Queen’s Counsel (QC).

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Insurers vow to pass on whiplash reform savings

Insurers vow to pass on whiplash reform savings

Motorists could see £1 billion a year back in their pockets thanks to new government measures to drive out fraudulent whiplash claims.

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Divorce Form Information

Divorce Form Information

Advisory regarding a faulty divorce form E (Financial Statement).

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