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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 »

Falconer condemns Grayling’s “heart-breaking” comments on role of Lord Chancellor

Lord Falconer, the former Lord Chancellor, has condemned the “heart-breaking and disappointing” comments made about the role by its current incumbent, Chris Grayling.

October 23rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

“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 »