Ministry of Justice

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice
Home page for the Ministry of Justice.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations#ministry-of-justice
Links to all the bodies sponsored by the MoJ.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-courts-and-tribunals-service
Site giving basic information about the HM Courts and Tribunals service.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-reform-programme-reform-update

Site providing information about progress with the HMCTS reform programme.

https://www.gov.uk/browse/justice
Page providing an extensive range of links to the whole variety of departments and agencies involved in the Criminal Justice system - see also Chapter 5.

https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/102/justice-committee
Home page of the Ministry of Justice Select Committee, which examines the expenditure, policy and administration of the MoJ and associated public bodies. Its remit therefore includes: constitutional issues; civil justice and the legal services market; civil court procedure and civil law; alternative dispute resolution; law reform and the Law Commission; family justice and the vulnerable; criminal justice; international and European matters affecting the criminal courts; the courts and tribunals; judicial matters and appointment of QCs; international legal matters. Site contains links to all its reports.

Related bodies

https://www.lawcom.gov.uk/
Home page of the Law Commission with links to all recent Consultation Papers and Reports as well as to other law reform agencies around the world.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/attorney-generals-office
Attorney-General’s homepage

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/attorney-generals-guidelines-on-disclosure-2020

Latest guidance on the rules relating to disclosure of evidence: see also chapter 5

Judiciary

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200304/ldselect/ldcref/125/12514.htm

Text of the concordat on the transfer of the Lord Chancellor’s judicial-related functions to the Lord Chief Justice

https://www.judiciary.uk/
This is a good and informative site bringing together a lot of information about the judiciary, and also providing imaginative learning resources. Includes statistics on judicial appointments. Well worth a visit.

https://www.judiciary.uk/about-the-judiciary/training-support/jo-index/

Introduction to the Judicial Office and the support it gives to the judiciary.

https://www.judiciary.uk/about-the-judiciary/training-support/judicial-college/
Home page of the Judicial College listing the training and other materials it provides for the judiciary; also contains links to its Annual Reports.

https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/equal-treatment-bench-book-new-edition/

Link to the latest edition of the Equal Treatment Bench book.

https://www.judicialappointments.gov.uk/
Homepage of the Judicial Appointments Commission.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/diversity-of-the-judiciary-2020-statistics

Information about diversity in the judiciary (revised annually)

https://www.complaints.judicialconduct.gov.uk/
Homepage of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.

https://qcappointments.org/
Home page of the body that deals with the selection of Queen’s Counsel.

Home Office

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office
Home page for the Home Office with extensive links to the different aspects of the work of the Home Office, including its work on criminal justice, police, offender management - see also Chapter 5.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

Home page for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Legal services

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency
Home page of the Ministry of Justice site relating to legal aid. Primarily for lawyers.

https://www.gov.uk/legal-aid
Basic information for the general public on the legal aid scheme.

https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

Portal giving links to the Civil Legal Advice Service.

Research

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/research
Page linking to the published outcomes of MoJ research projects.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about/statistics

Home pages for the Home Office research reports and statistical material.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/home-office/about/research

Links to research undertaken by the Home Office.

https://yjresourcehub.uk/

Hub providing information about good practice, research and other matters relating to the operation of the Youth Justice system.

https://www.slsa.ac.uk/
Home page of the Socio-legal Studies Association, a learned society of social scientists and lawyers active in socio-legal research - interdisciplinary research into law and the practice of law. Contains links to details of membership, conferences and training programmes.

http://www.legalscholars.ac.uk/
Home page of the Society of Legal Scholars, the learned society for academic lawyers.

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/empirical-legal-studies/
Homepage for the Centre of Empirical Legal Studies at University College London.