This theme is now closed for comment. An announcement on Red Tape Challenge plans will be made in due course.
You can read comments made during the theme spotlight (31 May – 5 July 2012), by sub-category below.
Legal Services play a key role in our lives, helping us to navigate a legal system which frames the rules that govern our society, and regulate our relationships. It provides a system to help us resolve conflicts, protect our property and uphold our rights. This Red Tape Challenge focuses on the governance of legal services and the regulation of our system of justice. Much has already been done in this area, but we know that more can be done.
It is extremely important to strike the right balance between the preservation of individual rights and the effective functioning of society as a whole. We want our policies to be implemented in the most effective way possible so that our regulations do not increase the burdens on business or hamper economic growth.
We welcome your views on whether the regulations are still necessary and appropriate, or whether they could be simplified or implemented and enforced more efficiently. We have divided the regulations down into seven categories so that you can comment on the areas that most affect you.
Share your thoughts by commenting on the sub-categories below, or send a private contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Covers the regulation of claims management companies.
These regulations set out the framework for how the legal professions are regulated.
Regulations that provide the legal framework for registering a legal interest in land.
The legislation that provides the framework for managing personal information.
Covers regulations relating to how bailiffs and enforcement agents can be managed.
Regulations providing a framework for arbitration
These regulations cover a number of topics including cremation, blood tests as evidence of paternity, juror’s allowances in Coroner’s Courts, and a number of regulations relating to Justices’ Clerks and Justices’ Chief Executives.
This site is designed to promote open discussion of ways in which the aims of existing regulation can be fulfilled in the least burdensome way possible. The presence of a particular regulation or law on this website should not be read as implying any intention on the part of the Government to remove that regulation or law from the statute book. The purpose of this exercise is to open government up to the public.