JUSTICE gives submission to the Justice Commission in Wales

July 18, 2018

The Commission on Justice in Wales is currently reviewing the Welsh justice system under wide ranging terms of reference. JUSTICE submitted its evidence to the Commission last week. Our submission focused on court closures, digital exclusion, legal advice shortages and criminal law advice and representation.  In particular, we advocated for a flexible deployment of the court […]

The Administrative Justice Council holds its first meeting

July 13, 2018

The Administrative Justice Council held its first meeting at Freshfields LLP in London on Friday 13 July 2018.  Forty members from across the administrative justice landscape came together to discuss issues including the courts and tribunal’s reform programme, the ombudsman system, administrative justice in devolved administrations and the Council’s priorities for the year ahead. The […]

New JUSTICE Working Party report on immigration and asylum appeals

July 2, 2018

On Monday 2nd July 2018 at Kingsley Napley LLP, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Immigration and Asylum appeals – a fresh look. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned with the considerable challenges faced by the UK immigration and asylum appeals system. The Working Party took a holistic view of the process – from Home […]

Joint Statement on the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee into Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition

June 29, 2018

The Intelligence and Security Committee’s report has revealed shocking new details of UK complicity in torture and rendition, with UK agencies far more deeply and systemically involved in the US tortureand rendition programme than had previously been publicly known. However, these revelations only expose the tip of the iceberg. The restrictions under which the Committee […]

Courts and Tribunals Bill: Second Reading Briefing

June 20, 2018

JUSTICE has produced a briefing on the Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill ahead of the Second Reading in the House of Lords.  JUSTICE is broadly in favour of the content of the Bill. However, our briefing addresses some initial concerns regarding the changes proposed to the judiciary in Clause 1 and […]

Suspects in police detention need effective access to legal assistance

June 12, 2018

Our first Working Party report in Scotland was published on 7 June 2018. The importance of legal assistance during police detention needs to be better understood, not only by suspects but also by the solicitors tasked with providing that assistance, concludes our report Legal Assistance in the Police Station. The report identifies that a concerning number of suspects in […]

JUSTICE response to the Justice Committee’s Disclosure of Evidence in Criminal Cases Inquiry

June 7, 2018

On 6 June 2018, JUSTICE responded to the Justice Committee’s Disclosure of Evidence in Criminal Cases Inquiry. This inquiry aims to investigate disclosure procedures fully to ensure they are fit for purpose and that the steps proposed to address existing issues are sufficient to resolve them. The Committee’s findings will feed into the Attorney General’s […]

New JUSTICE report on preventing digital exclusion

June 5, 2018

London, June 2018 – On Monday 4th June 2018, JUSTICE launched its latest Working Party report, Preventing digital exclusion from online justice. JUSTICE’s Working Party was concerned about the wide range of digitally excluded people – such as those without access to technology or with low digital capability. An ambitious programme of court reforms is […]

The New JUSTICE Privacy Policy

May 25, 2018

On the 25th May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. This has brought in a swathe of new regulations about the way organisations can use your data. JUSTICE has always held data security as a top priority and we have been working hard to keep your data, and the way we handle […]

JUSTICE to Intervene in Supreme Court Case

May 8, 2018

JUSTICE is today intervening in the Supreme Court case, R (on the application of Nealon & Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice. We will be providing evidence of the inadequacy of the current statutory compensation regime, arguing that the current regime has reduced the redress for wrongful conviction to virtually nothing. Victor Nealon and Sam […]