Chapter 2 Web links
This link contains the report ‘When laws become too complex’, a review by the Office of Parliamentary Counsel into the causes of complex legislation.
This website provides basic information on the courts and the judges.
Recommendations concerning the introduction of an Online Solutions Court may be found in Civil Courts Structure Review by Sir Michael Briggs.
A lecture on The Civil Court of the Future by Sir Thomas Etherton MR may be found at www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/slynn-lecture-mr-civil-court-of-the-future-20170615.pdf
The specialist civil courts are to be known collectively as ‘The Business and Property Courts of England and Wales’. For the full list of courts and an explanation for this development, see www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/bpc-explanatory-statement-final-20170518-v2.pdf
A website dedicated to the Supreme Court, with information on the history, role and the Justices of the court. Access to live and videoed recorded cases are available.
www.supremecourt.uk/ Also information on the composition of the Supreme Court may be found at www.supremecourt.uk/procedures/panel-numbers-criteria.htm
A website dedicated to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, with information on the history, role and the Justices of the court. Access to live and videoed recorded cases are available.
This website contains information on the operation of the European Court of Human Rights.
This is the website for the Ministry of Justice.
This is the website for the Crown Prosecution Service, www.cps.gov.uk/. This link contains information on Consents to Prosecute; some criminal offences may only be prosecuted with the prior consent of the Attorney General or the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Information on the Law Commissions and reports may found on this website.
This link contains a speech by Michael Gove, Lord Chancellor and Minister for Justice, on the rule of law, access to justice, reform of civil justice and legal aid.