Publications

Reforming Bribery
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Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges paper Observations of the Council of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges We agree that there is a need to consider the consolidation and reform of the law relating to Bribery. ...

Plea Negotiation Framework for Fraud Cases
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Observations of the Criminal Sub Committee of the Council of HM Circuit Judges We recognise the difficulties that the trial of such cases presents. Frequently such cases are protracted and expensive. Currently the costs are ...

Best value in probation
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Observations of the criminal sub committee of the council of HM circuit judges Although there is one Crown Court the Court sits at 78 different Court centres. Those centres are not evenly distributed amongst the ...


Public Law Family Fees
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Her Majesty’s Courts Service consultation paper This Consultation Paper describes the Government’s strategy for developing the fees system in the civil and family courts of England and Wales, and sets out for consultation proposals to: ...


The transparency of debtors assets
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Response to the Green Paper on effective enforcement of judgments in the European Union District Judges are responsible for case management of most civil claims issued in England and Wales, and conduct final hearings in ...

Judicial Appointments
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Ministry of Justice consultation paper Response on behalf of the Judges’ Council and the Judicial Executive Board This response to the Government’s consultation paper, ‘The Governance of Britain: Judicial Appointments’, is on behalf of the ...

Higher Rights of Audience
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Solicitors Regulation Authority This consultation form contains questions about the standards for solicitor higher courts advocates and outline proposals for a new accreditation scheme.

Making sure that crime doesn’t pay
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Home Office consultation paper A personal response from Sir Igor Judge President of the Queen’s Bench Division This consultation paper addresses the government’s view that convicted criminals should not be able to profit from their ...