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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 »

“Do not dismiss ABSs,” Lord Judge tells criminal law barristers

Lord Judge, the former Lord Chief Justice, has warned criminal law barristers that the “old-fashioned chambers structures must be reconsidered” and they must not dismiss alternative business structures “out of hand”.

October 31st, 2014 | No Comments »

“No disadvantages” in being a non-lawyer Lord Chancellor, Grayling says

Chris Grayling, the Lord Chancellor, said this morning he could see “no disadvantages” in the post being occupied by a non-lawyer.

October 15th, 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 »