Archive for the “Justice” category

When is a website not a website?

By Nick Holmes on July 18, 2005

Casting around for something new on the legal web, I recently came across the claim that is “a new website”. It is no such thing! is a new domain whose www points you to – a page (…)

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The Tribunals Service: access to informal justice

By Nick Holmes on June 3, 2005

The 26 May issue of the FreePint Newsletter carries a feature, Specialist Tribunals – Your Guide to Informal Justice, by David Ogden who recently began a new position as Head of Tribunal Library Services at the Department for Constitutional Affairs. (…)

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Possession claims online

By Nick Holmes on May 25, 2005

Following the success of the Money Claim Online (MCOL) service, HM Courts Service is developing Possession Claim Online (PCOL) which will manage claims in county courts for possession of residential property for non-payment of rent or mortgage only. Testing will (…)

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Brand new! Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

By Nick Holmes on April 4, 2005

The Asylum and Immigration Tribunal is the successor to the Immigration Appellate Authority and the Immigration Appeals Tribunal, set up under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc) Act 2004 and came into being 4 April 2005. The purpose (…)

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Brand new! HM Courts Service

By Nick Holmes on April 1, 2005

Her Majesty’s Courts Service brings together on 1 April 2005 the Magistrates’ Courts Service and Court Service into one single organisation for the first time. The new website is launched today. Fix your links.

Court Service Online Forms

By Nick Holmes on January 18, 2005

The Court Service’s new Online Forms pilot service enables you to complete 20 civil court forms online and submit them electroically, with a fee if necessary, to one of 9 pilot courts which include Basildon County Court, Birmingham County Court, (…)

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Sentencing guidelines

By Nick Holmes on September 22, 2004

The new Sentencing Guidelines site contains information about the Sentencing Guidelines Council and the Sentencing Advisory Panel and includes the Council’s first draft guidelines covering Seriousness & New Sentences and Reductions in Sentence for a Guilty Plea. These guidelines are (…)

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Community Legal Service Direct

By Nick Holmes on July 15, 2004

CLS Direct is the new name for the CLS’s JustAsk! website where users can search for a quality local legal adviser or solicitor, ask a question or choose a common topic and be directed to the best advice websites, check (…)

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Social Security and Child Support Commissioners

By Nick Holmes on June 29, 2004

The SSCSC website was relaunched 23 June. Using the site you can find out how to appeal and download the necessary forms; check up on recent cases and other developments; search for decisions; and consult basic cases and directions on (…)

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Constitutional Reform Bill

By Nick Holmes on March 1, 2004

The Constitutional Reform Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 24 February 2004 to much criticism. Part 1 makes provision for replacing the office of Lord Chancellor and abolishing that office. There are provisions in relation to the (…)

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