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Peers highlight importance of senior legal figure at top of Ministry of Justice

There is a “distinct advantage” in having a Lord Chancellor from a “legal or constitution background” but it is not essential, the House of Lords constitution committee has concluded following its investigation into the role.

December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Grieve tells Grayling on being Lord Chancellor: “It helps to be a lawyer”

Dominic Grieve MP, the former Attorney General, has made it clear that he believes there are advantages in the Lord Chancellor being a lawyer. He was responding to comments by Chris Grayling that there were “no disadvantages” in his lack of legal qualifications.

October 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Lord Chancellors should be legally qualified, Lord Judge says

Lord Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice (LCJ), has told peers that Lord Chancellors should have “some legal qualification”.

July 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

Peers to investigate Lord Chancellor’s powers amid judicial review concerns

The House of Lords constitution committee has launched an inquiry into the office of Lord Chancellor, in the wake of its warning last week that plans by the current occupant, Chris Grayling, to limit judicial review risk “undermining the rule of law”.

July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Lords urge HMRC to delay LLP tax changes

An influential House of Lords committee has added its voice to calls for the government to delay its partnership tax reforms until 2015, so as to allow LLPs time to adjust to the changes.

March 12th, 2014 | No Comments »