High Court dismisses JR over immigration detainees’ legal advice – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The High Court has dismissed a judicial review brought against the lord chancellor over immigration detainees’ access to justice.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 13th January 2022

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Raab eyes “drastic action” to keep family disputes out of court – Legal Futures

‘Justice secretary Dominic Raab is “in the market for something quite drastic and bold” to reduce the number of private law family cases in the courts, he said yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 1st December 2021

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Disciplinary hearings for judges to stay private in revamped system – Legal Futures

‘The disciplinary regime for judges is set to become quicker and clearer but – unlike for solicitors and barristers – hearings will remain behind closed doors, under plans published yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 16th November 2021

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HRA reform in this parliament, Raab promises party faithful – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Human Rights Act will be overhauled before the next general election, the lord chancellor and justice secretary pledged today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th October 2021

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‘Restless’ Raab sworn in as lord chancellor – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 24th, 2021 in coronavirus, judiciary, lord chancellor, news, remote hearings by sally

‘New justice secretary Dominic Raab has pledged to safeguard judicial independence after being sworn in as lord chancellor in a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 24th September 2021

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Lord Chancellor addresses the Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium – Ministry of Justice

‘The Lord Chancellor spoke during the 38th annual Symposium held at Jesus College, University of Cambridge – to give an update on the government’s progress and plans in relation to economic crime.’

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Ministry of Justice, 10th September 2021

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Fury as Buckland brings back extended court operating hours – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government could face legal and strike action over its decision to resurrect extended court operating hours as part of the widely-trailled “Beating Crime Plan” unveiled today.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Government to ask for review of child killer’s release – BBC News

‘The government will ask the Parole Board to look again at its decision to release a double child killer who was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2021

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Justice Secretary says it would be wrong for him to push for more rape prosecutions – The Independent

‘Labour accuses Robert Buckland of U-turn after he says he will not use his political position to urge more prosecutions and convictions.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2021

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News focus: Exhibiting the law’s ‘crown jewels’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 21st, 2021 in internet, judgments, lord chancellor, Ministry of Justice, news by tracey

‘As the National Archives takes on BAILII’s role of creating an online hub for court judgments, doubts persist about how to showcase common law rulings in a machine-friendly and comprehensive way.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 21st June 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Minister considers intervening over decision to release child killer – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2021 in children, DNA, forensic science, lord chancellor, murder, news, parole by tracey

‘The Justice Secretary is considering intervening over the decision to approve the release of child killer Colin Pitchfork.’

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The Independent, 21st June 2021

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Justice Secretary Robert Buckland ‘sorry’ for failing rape victims – BBC News

‘Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has apologised to rape victims for low conviction rates in England and Wales and promised to “do a lot better”.’

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BBC News 18th June 2021

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2005 Constitutional Reform Act up for review – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The government intends to revisit the role of lord chancellor as part of a ‘careful review’ of the Blair administration’s 2005 Constitutional Reform Act, current incumbent Robert Buckland QC MP has revealed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 14th June 2021

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Lord Chancellor unveils court staff pay deal and review of his role – Legal Futures

‘The Treasury has agreed a three-year pay deal for court staff after negotiations with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the Lord Chancellor has announced.’

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Legal Futures, 9th June 2021

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Lord Chancellor outlines his plans to recover the justice system from COVID-19 – Ministry of Justice

‘The Lord Chancellor spoke at the Law Society to thank the hidden heroes who kept justice moving during the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined his plans for recovering the system, as well as propelling it towards a better future.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th June 2021

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JR reform backlash intensifies – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Widespread relief that the panel tasked with conducting an independent review of administrative law did not recommend wholesale reform of judicial review proved short-lived when the lord chancellor revealed that the report was just a “starting point”. It quickly became apparent that the government wants to go much further than Lord Faulks’ recommendations.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 26th April 2021

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Straw backs call for politician to have choice in appointing top judges – Litigation Futures

Posted February 11th, 2021 in judiciary, lord chancellor, news, recruitment, vetting by sally

‘The role of politicians in appointing senior judges should be beefed up, although with the limitation that the Lord Chancellor should choose from shortlist of independently vetted candidates, according to a think tank.’

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Litigation Futures, 11th February 2021

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Lord Chancellor rails against lawyers who “vaunt political views” online – Legal Futures

‘The Lord Chancellor yesterday told lawyers who “vaunt their political views” on social media to raise their profile and attract work that they are giving the profession a bad name.’

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Legal Futures, 19th November 2020

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Lord Chancellor’s Speech: Opening of the Legal Year Service – Ministry of Justice

‘Speech delivered by the Lord Chancellor at Temple Church for the Opening of the Legal Year Service.’

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd October 2020

Lord Chancellor accepts unlawfulness of new Legal Aid scheme for immigration and asylum appeals – Garden Court Chambers

‘On 8 June 2020 the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (the Amendment Regulations) came into force. The Amendment Regulations established a new fee regime for the remuneration of legal aid providers for appellants whose asylum and immigration appeals are being dealt with under a new Online Procedure which had previously been in pilot phase, but was rolled out widely by the First-tier Tribunal (FtT) in mid-March 2020.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 12th August 2020

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