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Proper implementation of the costs and funding aspects of the Jackson reforms of April 2013

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M Ali Akram, LEXLAW

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Re: Proper implementation of the costs and funding aspects of the Jackson reforms of April 2013

I write to make a FOIA request in connection with the government's post-implementation review of the key legislation that implemented the costs and funding aspects of the Jackson reforms in April 2013: Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO).

In 2015, the Civil Justice Council’s Working Group on DBAs produced a detailed report on severely problematic issues yet no progress has been made by the MOJ since then to implement the clearly necessary changes.

The report states that an independent review of the drafting of the regulations is being undertaken by Professor Mulheron and Nicholas Bacon QC, and that the government will give careful consideration to the way forward in the light of their independent review.

Please provide: (1) information relating to the progress of this critical work; (2) a copy of the independent review; (3) a copy of all relevant correspondence and (4) a timeline for when the MOJ intend to actually consider and progress the much needed remedy of the issues raised by the CJC since 2015.

Yours faithfully,
M Ali Akram
LEXLAW
Middle Temple
City of London
https://lexlaw.co.uk/

M Ali Akram, LEXLAW

Dear Ministry of Justice,

You have not responded promptly to my request of 19 June 2019 within 20 working days, which is contrary to your statutory legal obligations.

Please respond immediately by return.

A copy of the request appears both below and at: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,
M Ali Akram
LEXLAW
Middle Temple
City of London
https://lexlaw.co.uk/

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19 June 2019
Dear Ministry of Justice,

Re: Proper implementation of the costs and funding aspects of the Jackson reforms of April 2013

I write to make a FOIA request in connection with the government's post-implementation review of the key legislation that implemented the costs and funding aspects of the Jackson reforms in April 2013: Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2013 (LASPO).

In 2015, the Civil Justice Council’s Working Group on DBAs produced a detailed report on severely problematic issues yet no progress has been made by the MOJ since then to implement the clearly necessary changes.

The report states that an independent review of the drafting of the regulations is being undertaken by Professor Mulheron and Nicholas Bacon QC, and that the government will give careful consideration to the way forward in the light of their independent review.

Please provide: (1) information relating to the progress of this critical work; (2) a copy of the independent review; (3) a copy of all relevant correspondence and (4) a timeline for when the MOJ intend to actually consider and progress the much needed remedy of the issues raised by the CJC since 2015.

Yours faithfully,
M Ali Akram
LEXLAW
Middle Temple
City of London
https://lexlaw.co.uk/

Exton, Jake, Ministry of Justice

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Dear Ali Akram

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request

 

Apologies about the slight delay in sending this over to you

 

Kind regards,

Jake Exton

 

 

[1]Ministry of Justice Jake Exton

Policy Adviser, Civil Litigation Funding and Costs

Access to Justice

102 Petty France

Follow us on Twitter [2]@MoJGovUK

 

 

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M Ali Akram, LEXLAW

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please refer this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'Proper implementation of the costs and funding aspects of the Jackson reforms of April 2013'.

The reasons given for refusal to disclose are not specific and future policy cannot be damaged by disclosing the report which is also not confidential. Rather public policy can be helpfully shaped by disclosure and the underlying purpose of the FOI is being undermined by this refusal.

No dates have been given for progress and correspondence disclosed at all. The entire purpose of the FOI is being ignored by the MoJ which is unacceptable as a matter of principle.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

M Ali Akram, LEXLAW
www.lexlaw.co.uk

Hamilton, David (RCJ), Ministry of Justice

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Good afternoon,

 

Please find the MoJ response to your  request for an internal review.

 

 

[1]Ministry of David Hamilton
Justice
Policy Advisor

Civil Proceedure and Enforcements Policy

102 Petty France, Area 10.19 Westminster, London, SW1H
9AJ

07956418231

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