Civil Liability Bill “undermines Lord Chancellor’s oath of office” – Legal Futures

‘The Civil Liability Bill seriously undermines the oath sworn by Lord Chancellor David Gauke to defend the independence of the judiciary, claimant lawyers have argued as the bill near the end of its parliamentary journey.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd October 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Passing the justice parcel – Counsel

Posted February 14th, 2018 in lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news by michael

“Clarke 28; Grayling 32; Gove 14; Truss 11; Lidington 7. The names are familiar. In some cases, the change was welcome.The numbers are rather too reminiscent of recent Ashes scorecards for the England top batting order. They are no more impressive in their true context: the number of months in office as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. The average for the preceding 70 years was at least 56: over 4½ years. The trend is far from welcome.”

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Counsel, February 2018

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Bar Council: New Lord Chancellor must ensure justice is properly resourced and functioning effectively – The Bar Council

Posted January 9th, 2018 in barristers, legal aid, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘Commenting on the appointment of The Rt Hon David Gauke MP as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, the Chair of the Bar, Andrew Walker QC, said:

“The Bar Council warmly congratulates David Gauke on his appointment. We look forward to working with the new Lord Chancellor to ensure access to justice is available to all, to ensure that the system for securing the administration of justice is resourced properly and functioning effectively, and to achieve fair and sustainable public funding arrangements for advocacy and legal advice. These matter because they underpin the rule of law and our constitutional principles which the Lord Chancellor has a special responsibility to uphold.”‘

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The Bar Council, 9th January 2018

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Discount Rate and Accommodation Claims: Is there a will and is there a way – Byrom Chambers

‘On 07.09.2016, the Lord Chancellor announced his much awaited response to the Consultation commenced by his predecessor following the decisions made on 27.02.2017 to lower the discount rate from 2.5% to -0.75%.’

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Byrom Street Chambers, September 2017

Source: www.byromstreet.com

Lord Chancellor calls for greater innovation in legal market and hints at regulatory reform – Legal Futures

Posted October 24th, 2017 in legal services, Legal Services Board, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘There needs to be a “more diverse and innovative legal services market” in England and Wales that attracts new providers and offers new opportunities “for the current and future legal profession”, the Lord Chancellor has said.’

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Legal Futures, 24th October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Extinct? The Lawyer Lord Chancellor – Counsel

Posted October 12th, 2017 in constitutional reform, legal profession, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘Joshua Rozenberg QC reflects on whether we’ve seen the last of the legally qualified Lord Chancellors.’

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Counsel, October 2017

Source: www.counselmagazine.co.uk

Speech delivered by the Lord Chancellor at a HM Judges’ dinner at Mansion House – Crimeline

‘Speech delivered by the Lord Chancellor at a HM Judges’ dinner at Mansion House, 6th July 2017’

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Source: www.crimeline.info

Lord Chancellor swearing-in speech: David Lidington – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 21st, 2017 in lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news, parliament, speeches by sally

‘Full text of the speech given by the Rt Hon David Lidington at his Lord Chancellor swearing-in ceremony in June 2017.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th June 2017

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‘Strong judiciary’ pledge as Lidington sworn in as lord chancellor – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 20th, 2017 in judiciary, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘David Lidington MP today [19 June] told the most senior legal figures in England and Wales that he will be ‘resolute and unflinching’ as lord chancellor in upholding the rule of law and defending the independence of the judiciary.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 19th June 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Give us a heavyweight lord chancellor, bar urges next government – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 12th, 2017 in barristers, judiciary, lord chancellor, news by sally

‘The next lord chancellor must be someone whose ’experience is combined with the requisite authority among ministerial colleagues’ to defend the independence of the judiciary, the bar’s representative body says today in a thinly veiled attack on Liz Truss.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th May 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Justice Secretary Liz Truss ‘could be stripped of Lord Chancellor role’ after series of mishaps – The Independent

‘Cabinet ministers are reportedly urging Theresa May to sack Liz Truss from her role as Lord Chancellor after a series of embarrassing mistakes.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

£1,200 cost for unfair dismissal claims is challenged in UK’s highest court – The Guardian

‘Steep rises in fees for bringing unfair dismissal claims at employment tribunals – which have led to a 70% fall in the number of cases – are to be challenged at the UK’s highest court.’

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The Guardian, 27th march 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Lord chief justice attacks Liz Truss for failing to back article 50 judges – The Guardian

‘The lord chief justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, has launched a forthright attack on the justice secretary, Liz Truss, for her failure last year to defend judges who were branded “enemies of the people”.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2017

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

HRA Claims and Concurrent Care Proceedings: Third Party Costs Orders, Statutory Charge Guidance and an Invitation to the Lord Chancellor – Family Law Week

‘Ben Mansfield, barrister of The 36 Group, examines the judgment of Mr Justice Keehan in H (A Minor) v Northamptonshire County Council and the Legal Aid Agency [2017] EWHC 282 (Fam).’

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Family Law Week, 23rd February 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Legal services at forefront of Global Britain – Ministry of Justice

‘A bold and bright future awaits the UK’s world-leading legal services as we prepare to leave the EU, Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss declared today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Discount rate announcement set to go ahead after ABI loses judicial review bid – Litigation Futures

‘The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has today lost its High Court bid to halt the Lord Chancellor announcing the outcome of the consultation on the discount rate.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th January 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

See you in court: judges prepare to sue lord chancellor – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Ministry of Justice has refused to comment ahead of a potentially embarrassing case in which serving judges will sue the lord chancellor over their pension arrangements.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th November 2016

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Liz Truss promises measures to diversify judiciary – The Guardian

Posted November 10th, 2016 in diversity, judiciary, lord chancellor, news, queen's counsel, women by sally

‘More women and minority ethnic lawyers will be helped to become judges, the first female lord chancellor, Liz Truss, has pledged.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2016

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Lords justice spokesman condemns ‘ill-informed’ attacks on judiciary – The Guardian

‘The Lords’ spokesperson for the ministry of justice has condemned “ill-informed” media attacks on judges, as political pressure mounts for Liz Truss to speak out more clearly in defence of judicial independence.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Opening of the legal year – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 6th, 2016 in lord chancellor, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on the opening of the legal year.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd October 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice