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Archive for July, 2012

DLA Assessment System is ‘Patchy’

July 31st, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Tests which assesses whether a disabled or sick person are fit to work is ‘patchy’ and is in need of improvement, according to an expert. Professor Malcolm Harrington, who was appointed ...

‘No Charge’ Victims Get Right to Review

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Keir Starmer, writing in Criminal Law Review, has stated that victims of criminal acts are to get the right to review a case where no charges have been made. Mr Starmer, ...

Violence Against Women Convictions Rise

July 24th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Prosecutions for violence against women has risen by 21% over the past four years. Last year in England and Wales there were 91,000 prosecutions and 67,000 convictions whereas in 2007/2008 ...

Sex Offenders to Face Lie Detector Tests

July 20th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Convicted sex offenders face mandatory lie detector test in attempt to make offenders more honest and cut re-offending on release from prison. This comes after the success of a ...

Homicide Rate at 30 Year Low

July 19th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The total number of homicides has fallen to a 30 year low as general crime rates drop throughout England and Wales. Released crime statistics show that in 2011/2012 there were 550 ...

Community Court Fails to Cut Re-Offending Rates

July 12th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A Ministry of Justice report has revealed that North Liverpool Community Justice Centre has failed to cut re-offending rates. The community court, which opened in 2005, brought together the Magistrates’, Youth ...

Serious Fraud Office Launches Investigation

July 6th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) have launched a criminal investigation into the rigging of inter-bank lending rates. Criminal charges could be brought against traders who are considered to be ...

Murder and Rape Policies Changing

July 5th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Polices for Murder and Rape cases are set to change after the family of a nurse who was killed by her former partner whilst he was on bail for raping ...

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