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  • About the Review

    In November 2020, the Tynwald Constitutional and Legal Affairs and Justice Committee concluded a report on Legal Services in the Isle of Man, which included recommendations on reforms to the legal services framework in the Isle of Man. In April 2021, the Council of Ministers provided its... More
    Opened 3 March 2022
  • About Edward Garnier QC

    Edward, Lord Garnier QC is a highly experienced barrister in England & Wales and Northern Ireland. His practise includes corporate advisory and financial services work, corporate crime and international human rights as well as defamation, privacy, confidence, malicious falsehood, contempt... More
    Opened 3 March 2022
  • Submit a response

    All submissions to the independent review of legal services are welcome. Please note that Edward Garnier QC cannot consider individual cases or matters that are currently sub-judice. While all submissions will be considered, it will not be possible for Edward Garnier QC to meet every person... More
    Opened 3 March 2022
  • Cyber Security Survey 2021

    The Isle of Man’s National Cyber Security Strategy seeks to deliver opportunities and services for better protection from cyber-attacks and improve cyber resilience through collaboration with business and the public. This survey aims to measure the level of cyber security... More
    Closed 13 September 2021
  • Consultation On The Liquor Licensing And Public Entertainments Bill 2021

    The Department of Home Affairs is conducting this consultation to invite comments on the draft Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Bill 2021. This proposed Bill is designed to consolidate and update the legislation relating to alcohol licensing and music and dancing, with the... More
    Closed 29 April 2021
  • Proposed Alcohol Licensing Legislation Changes

    The Department of Home Affairs is conducting this consultation to seek your views on planned changes to the alcohol licensing regime in the Island. The consultation asks questions about the policy principles which will underpin forthcoming licensing legislation. Please provide your... More
    Closed 18 January 2021
  • Cyber Security Survey 2020

    This survey aims to measure awareness of cyber security in the Isle of Man. It is part of the Isle of Man’s National Cyber Security Strategy which aims to protect the Island from cyber-attack and improve cyber resilience through collaboration with business and the public. ... More
    Closed 26 July 2020
  • Consultation on Liquor Licensing (Occasional Licences) (Temporary Modification) Order 2019

    We are seeking views on proposed amendments, by Order, to the Licensing Act 1995. The purpose of the draft Order is to temporarily modify section 14 of the Act (occasional licences) so as to enable an occasional licence to be granted for a period of a maximum of 21 days in total... More
    Closed 1 November 2019
  • Amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2001

    The Department of Home Affairs is seeking to obtain views on the proposed amendments, by Order, to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 2001. The purpose of the Order is to minimise the disparity between the timelines for ‘spent’ convictions found in the Rehabilitation of... More
    Closed 12 September 2019
  • Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Bill

    The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is consulting on a draft Sexual Offences and Obscene Publications Bill 2018. The purpose of the Bill is to modernise and consolidate the legislation and address important matters such as: updating the definition of consent... More
    Closed 4 February 2019
  • Criminal Justice, Offender Management, Sentencing and Domestic Abuse

    The Department of Home Affairs is consulting on three Bills that arise out of the Criminal Justice Strategy [GD 0061/12] (the Strategy), which was published, consulted upon and then received at the December 2012 sitting of Tynwald. This consultation will play an important part... More
    Closed 20 August 2018
  • Proposals to contract certain police functions

    This is intended to empower the Department to engage in contractual arrangements for the provision of support services in the police custody suite and for the undertaking of independent investigations into police complaints or conduct matters. Paper copies and large print copies of the... More
    Closed 5 September 2017
  • Secondary Legislation for the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 2016

    Views are sought on the three items of subordinate legislation necessary to enable the Act to be brought into operation on 1 April 2017. There are two codes: The first code guides the police as to the conduct and recording of criminal investigations The second code relates... More
    Closed 8 February 2017
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