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Graham Gee: Do Lord Chancellors defend judicial independence?

As part of its inquiry into the office of Lord Chancellor, the Constitution Committee asks whether “new” (i.e. post-2003) Lord Chancellors have actually defended judicial independence in line with their … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott: Judicial Review Reform — The Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Earlier this week, the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has published its report on The implications for access to justice of the Government’s proposals to reform judicial review (HL … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Patrick O’Brien: Does the Lord Chancellor really exist?

On 12 June 2003 a minor constitutional revolution began with the resignation of Lord Irvine as Lord Chancellor and the announcement of a package of reforms including the abolition of … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 11 Comments

Graham Gee: The Crime and Courts Bill and the JAC

The Crime and Courts Bill resumes its passage through the House of Lords this week. In a post in July, Patrick O’Brien offered some thoughts on proposals in the Bill … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 5 Comments

Patrick O’Brien: Three Thoughts about the Crime and Courts Bill and Judicial Appointments

The Crime and Courts Bill 2012 is currently going through the Lords. This post draws on a longer Briefing Paper – available here – that I’ve written as part of the Judicial … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

News: Ministry of Justice consultation on judicial appointments and diversity

The Ministry of Justice has this morning published a consultation paper “Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century” (CP19/2011). It seeks views on transferring the Lord Chancellor’s decision-making … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 1 Comment
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