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The UK’s new justice secretary Brandon Lewis has agreed to meet with the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) following former justice secretary Dominic Raab’s failure to meet with the barristers’ trade body. Lewis is set to meet CBA chair Kirsty Brimelow QC on Monday 12th September, after his predecessor failed to directly engage with striking barristers [...]
Ministers have not yet come to a decision as to whether staff at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) will be asked to relocate to Birmingham following the launch of the UK’s new audit watchdog, City A.M. understands. Staff were told that Birmingham had been picked as the home of the UK’s new Audit, Reporting Governance [...]
Former secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis is set to succeed Dominic Raab as the UK’s new justice secretary. The 51-year-old MP for Great Yarmouth is set to face immediate pressure from striking barristers following calls from the chair of the Criminal Bar Association for “substantial positive movement” from the government. The appointment [...]
AN IMMEDIATE 15 per cent hike to legal aid fees for ongoing cases could be enough to end the barristers’ strike, the chair of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA) hinted today. CBA chair Kirsty Brimelow told MPs today that the group would ballot its members on ending the strike if “significant” progress is made “That [...]
THE UK’s data protection watchdog is reviewing a complaint that argues justice secretary Dominic Raab could have breached privacy laws, after he allegedly requested that the names of striking barristers be collected and handed over to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). London law firm Mishcon de Reya, acting on behalf of the Criminal Bar Association [...]
Magistrates Court workers are set to add to the disruption facing the UK’s criminal justice system by launching a nine-day strike, from the 10th to the 18th September. The strike, involving members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union, will see court staff take industrial action over the government’s £1bn courts digitalisation strategy. The [...]
Bain & Co is set to challenge the Cabinet Office’s decision to ban it from competing for government contracts, via a judicial review. The US consultancy has applied for a judicial review of the Cabinet Office’s decision last month to ban the firm from tendering for UK government work, the Financial Times reported. The UK [...]
The director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said the agency’s skillset will be needed to combat the mounting levels of increasingly complex and high-value frauds facing the UK’s court system. The letter comes in response to reports in this paper showing the number of fraud cases reaching the UK Crown Courts dropped [...]
The UK’s Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has opened a review into those who work abroad remotely, in a sign the government may soon begin to crack down on remote working holidays. The OTS has begun collecting data on people who work for UK companies from abroad, following a major uptick in the numbers of [...]
The next prime minister will be forced to face strike action in Whitehall on their first day in office, the public sector workers’ union has warned. Either Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will face industrial action on the part of Whitehall workers, after members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union voted strike. The [...]
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