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LAW AND SOCIETY
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................3CURRENT LAW:............................................................................................................................3ANALYSIS OF CURRENT LAW..................................................................................................4ANALYSIS OF NEED FOR REFORM..........................................................................................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTIONLegal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offences (LASPO) Act, 2012 is a statute act ofthe Parliament of the United Kingdom for creating reforms to the justice system of the country.The act provides the provisions for legal funding i.e. provisions regarding costs and otheramounts involved in legal proceedings such as referral fees. The law has stated provisions relatedto sentencing of the offenders along with the nature of punishment to such offenders.The bill was presented in the House of Commons on 21 June 2011 and the Royal Assentwas obtained on 1 May 2012. Reforms are done for making the legislation and legal systemaltogether more effective for the citizen of the country. Law reforms is the systematic process ofamending and updating the existing laws for reflecting the current value and needs of the society.Changing values of the society is one of the major reason for law reforms because an outdatedlaw that is meant to provide protection and justice to people becomes ineffective for serving theinterest of public1.The reforms in the UK legal system was required for the purpose of making thelegislation more impactful and easily accessible to the people by which disputes in the countrycould be resolved with more effectiveness.CURRENT LAW:Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of offences(LASPO) Act is the act of BritishParliament that was enacted on 1 May 2012 after receiving the Royal Assent. The act deals withthe provisions related to legal aid, terms for sentence for the offenders and nature of punishmentfor them . The act has laid down various measures among others that are mentioned below:The act provides more discretion for issuing conditional discharges for young people whoare guilty to a first offense.The act has laid down new offences for the subject matter called “Squatting”. Squattingrefers to the unauthorised entrance into other's residential property and living in it. It hasset limits for punishment in case of residential squatting that are imprisonment of notmore than 51 weeks and fine not more than 5 level of standard limit(£)5000.1Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of offences(LASPO) Act , 2012
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