Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 3 June 2019

Misconductor? Boris Johnson in the frame for campaign lies

Crime

Misconduct in public office

Do falling stats mean less crime?

  • The total number of individuals formally dealt with by the CJS in England and Wales in 2018 was 1.59 million, a number which has been declining since 2015 and fell 3% in the latest year to a record low (since 1970).
  • Prosecutions were also down (by 2%). 1.38 million people were prosecuted last year. Decreases were seen in all offence groups except possession of weapons (up 4%) and summary motoring offences (up 3%).
  • Remands were also down — In the latest year, the number of defendants remanded on bail by the Police decreased by 24%, while the number remanded in custody decreased 7%. A similar trend was observed at courts.
  • Those who are sent to prison receive longer sentences, the average is now 17.3 months.
  • Offenders with long criminal careers now account for nearly two-fifths of the offending population.

Sentencing code

Civil litigation

Crowdfunding

Law Tech

Legal Access Challenge

LawTech Regulation

Update: More government funding

Family law

Rule change adds costs threat for uncooperative parties

Legal professions

Legal employment is not pupillage

Dates and Deadlines

Bloomsbury Professional Family Law Conference

Judicial Assistants for High Court

And finally…

Tweet of the Week

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