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    Lord Chancellor's Department - Site details the department's role in the efficient administration of justice in England and Wales. It contains the text of various consultation papers and speeches.

    Central Adjudication Services - An independent adjudicatory body with documents and reports giving legal guidance on the interpretation of social security and child support law.

    Serious Fraud Office - The SFO is the UK body which investigates and prosecutes serious and complex fraud. Site contains a mixture of information on the work of the SFO at home and abroad along with a guide for witnesses appearing on behalf of the office.

    Youth Justice Board for England and Wales - An executive non-departmental UK public body responsible for many aspects of youth justice. These include advising the Home Secretary on the operation of the justice system in delivering its aim of preventing offending by young people.

    Criminal Cases Review Commission - Provides information on how to apply to the Commission as well as background information on their work.

    Civil Justice Council - The Council's remit is to keep the civil justice system under review and consider how to make it more accessible, fair and efficient. The site explains the structure and function of the council and provides a link to the Criminal Procedure Act 1997.

    Parole Board   - Site includes the board's annual report and the "Release Directions".

    The Court Service - Executive agency providing admin support to a number of courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Site includes a description of the court system with a number of guides to recent changes.

    The Law Commission - Site for the Law Commission: the independent body set up by Parliament in 1965 to keep the law of England and Wales under review and to recommend reform when it is needed.

    Probation Unit - Information on the Probation Service for England and Wales.

    Legal Aid (England and Wales) - Explains the workings of the Legal Aid system in the UK. Site includes information on what aid is available, how to apply and the qualification criteria.

    Coroners' Courts: Increases In Financial Loss Allowances - Home office circular 56/99: increases in financial loss allowances for jurors and ordinary witnesses, in fees for professional witnesses in coroners' courts, and in fees for coroners' post-mortems.

    Criminal Courts' Review - Site seeking opinions from the public on the future direction of the court system.

    Criminal Policy Group - Home Office advisory body on effective sentencing to reduce re-offending.

    Money Claim Online - Online small claims requesting facility from the Court Service. Provides a user guide with details and frequently asked questions, a registration form and links.

    The Criminal Justice System - Information on the workings of the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

    Community Legal Service - Just Ask!, the community Legal Service website. The first port of call for on-line legal information and advice. Easy searching of quality-checked links. The authoritative Directory of advice providers.

    HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Outlines the work of the Chief Inspector and his team.

    Legal Services Commission - The official website of the Legal Services Commission, with details of the Community Legal Service and the Criminal Defence Service.

    Correctional Policy Unit - Contact information for the advisory body on prisons and probational services.

    Treasury Solicitor's Department - The Treasury Solicitor's Department is probably the largest in house legal organisation in the country, advising Ministers and Administrators on the widest possible range of legal questions, including questions of domestic, public and private law, and of EU law, international law and human rights.

    Sentencing and Offences Unit - Provides a number of on-line publications including the Sexual Offences bill and draft guidance on children involved in prostitution.

    Privy Council Office - Judicial Committee - Information about the court of final appeal for Commonwealth countries, which have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case of Republics, to Judicial Committee. Also final appeal court for the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK overseas territories. Also determines "devolution issues" within the UK.

    Tribunals Review - The Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, has appointed Sir Andrew Leggatt to undertake a review of tribunals and to report by 31 March 2001. Site provides details of the review.

    Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel - Includes information on the principles and procedure of the 1990 and 1996 (tariff) schemes, an annual report and an online notice of appeal form.


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