Tag Archive for: Joe Beet

The rise of ‘Private’ Justice

The rise of 'Private' Justice

On the 9th May 2018 the Private Prosecutors’ Association (PPA) was officially launched, arising from the fact that private prosecutions are becoming more frequent. The chair of the newly launched PPA highlighted the growth in private prosecutions, and called for a much needed code of conduct for prosecution providers. She said; “We...

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UK intentions ‘patently’ clear – Unified Patent Court Agreement ratified on World IP Day

UK intentions 'patently' clear - Unified Patent Court Agreement ratified on World IP Day

  In an announcement on the 26th April 2018, Minister for IP Sam Gyimah MP confirmed that the UK Government had ratified the Unified Patent Court Agreement. This announcement coincided perfectly with World Intellectual Property Day 2018. This news means that eyes will now turn to legal challenges against...

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Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

Justice Delayed: Barristers strike affects murder hearing

  In reaction to underfunding arising from the Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme, the Criminal Bar Association has lead strike action amongst barristers. 55% of its 4,000 members voted 90% in favour of industrial action. As a result, barristers are now refusing to take on legally aided cases, including serious...

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OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

OULS Committee 2018/19 Election Results

Another year in the bag! First off let us thank you everyone who submitted nominations for this year’s OULS committee, and to all our candidates. It was an incredible year for the elections with some very tough decisions between excellent candidates! Here is the OULS committee that YOU have...

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The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

The Revolving door of justice: 6th Lord Chancellor in 6 years

Following a prolonged cabinet reshuffle early January, a new lord chancellor has been appointed. David Gauke replaces David Lidington as the 6th(!) lord chancellor in as many years. He also represents a return to legally qualified candidates, and is the first solicitor to hold the position. Who is David...

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