Tuesday 16 August 2016

Roundup - Items of Interest

Updated 18th August:

Here is a round up of some of the prominent topics at the present time.  In no particular order ....

The future of the civil courts -  see the Interim Report by Lord Justice Briggs and also his final report.  The Martin Partington blog has taken a look at it.

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual abuse - the appointment of a non-lawyer as the inquiry chairman (previous post) has attracted some comment - see Rightsinfo and also Barrister blogger.

President of the Family Division Viewpoint - see the 14th View from the President's Chambers
and see Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) and PAUSE.  Lancaster University - Family Court recycles one in three young mums.

Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) - this "mess" rumbles along and the government is urged to find a solution - see  Solicitors Journal

Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation - the search is on for a new Reviewer

Administrative Court and Judicial Review - take a look at the latest material

Brexit - Professor A C Grayling's view that Parliament has a duty to keep us in the EU

Case management - here is a newsletter - the author has calculated that the Shard (at 307 metres) is high enough to be a stack of 3.07 million sheets of paper and that the justice system could get rid of 2.7 shards per month!

Solicitor Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers - this Guardian article will be of interest

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