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New rules on presumption of death

A new presumption of death certificate is to be created to help families deal with the legal issues surrounding the affairs of missing persons, the Ministry of Justice announced today.

Responding to a report by the Commons Justice Select Committee, the Ministry agreed that reforms would "help families deal with the array of legal and financial issues that need to be resolved when a person is missing and presumed dead".

Under existing law, a person must be missing for seven years before courts will legally presume they have died.

Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said: "The changes we are announcing will ensure that there is a law in place that provides a simple legal framework by which families of missing people can receive the appropriate guidance and tackle the problems they face in a straightforward way."

A bill is expected to be introduced into the House of Commons in autumn.


Insurers close to Djanogly

Civil servants told insurers they were "pushing at an open door" over legal aid changes that would benefit their industry by hundreds of millions of pounds, the Guardian reports. Documents obtained under Freedom Of Information law show justice minister Jonathan Djanogly asked advice from major insurers on how best to draft rebuttals to criticisms of legal aid reform.


Djanogly faces investigation over 'blagging'

Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly is facing an investigation into his employment of private detectives to “blag” information. Mr Djanogly has been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office after it emerged he paid detectives £5,000 to monitor his constituents covertly.


Tighter rules for bailiffs

The Ministry of Justice has unveils new steps to to define acceptable behaviour for bailiffs. The MoJ says the voluntary code has been tightened so that people are "protected from rogue bailiffs who use unsound, unsafe or unfair methods". Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly said that whilst the "majority of bailiffs are responsible, too many are not" and that today's announcement was the "first step towards tackling this issue".


Justice minister Jonathan Djangoly has publically declared that he has put his insurance industry investments into a "blind trust", following a Guardian investigation which claimed he could proft from legislation he is helping to put through the House of Commons.


Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly has admitted to hiring private detectives to conduct undercover investigations of Conservative colleagues. The Daily Telegraph claims Mr Djanogly threatened his election agent with legal action if he spoke out about his parliamentary expenses claims.


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