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Daily Roundup- 18/08/2014

Catch up on the latest legal news with Lance Mason's Daily Roundup...

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CJC to review impact of Jackson Reforms

As the one year anniversary of the Jackson Reforms approaches, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) has invited legal professionals to give their account on the impact of the changes.The CJC is looking for feedback from solicitors, judges and other court users on how the reforms have had a practical effe…

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Employment agencies under scrutiny for possible mis-selling of personal accident insurance

It seems as¬ though the government may have another mis-selling scandal on the horizon as the shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna accuses employment agencies of ‘profiteering’ out of mis-sold personal accident insurance. The government is to investigate the claims but the industry has said such …

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Former chief prosecutor and protestors fear for the future of the justice system

According to the former chief prosecutor, Sir Keir Starmer, the justice system in England and Wales “is not fit for purpose for victims”. He explained that since he was the DDP, the Crown Prosecution Service’s budget has been reduced by 27.5%, with another 5.5% cut expected in 2015-16. He mainta…

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Law Commission recommends prosecuting jurors that search the internet for evidence

The Law Commission has recommended that jurors be prosecuted for a criminal offence if they search for evidence beyond what it presented in court. The call for change comes after a number of jurors have been jailed for using the internet to gain evidence rather than relying on what was discussed in …

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