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A growing number of offenders who avoid custodial sentences are instead being given informal community orders. Figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that nearly three quarters of out of court disposals consisted of community resolution orders last year, an increase of 56 per cent on 2015

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Victims of discrimination in England and Wales are being denied their fundamental right to justice and perpetrators are going unchallenged because of failures in the legal aid system, the human rights watchdog has warned. An inquiry into legal aid for victims of discrimination by the Equality and Hu

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Criminal barristers have voted by a huge majority for a national walkout in July 1 in protest at paltry fees in an action that will bring the justice system to its knees for a day. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) ballot results showed that only 139, or 5.1 per cent of respondents, voted against a

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MPs have called on the UK Government to regulate bailiffs in England and Wales to ensure people in debt are treated fairly. In a report published today, Westminster's justice committee said the "existing system of individual certification by the courts seems to be a rubber-stamping exercise".

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Couples in England and Wales will be able to go through "no-fault" divorces faster under new Government proposals. New legislation representing the biggest overhaul of divorce laws in the jurisdiction in 50 years will be presented to MPs "as soon as parliamentary time allows".

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A man who convinced his colleagues he was a barrister so he could pursue his “obsession” with a career in law has been jailed. Scott Willey, 27, pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by false representation, one count of making/supplying an article for the use of fraud, one count of fa

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