Law Society blog - Westminster weekly update
Here are all the posts tagged with "Westminster weekly update".
25 July 2017
Both houses of parliament are now in recess on Thursday. They will return on Tuesday 5 September.
17 July 2017
This week both houses will rise for summer recess. They will return on Tuesday 5 September until 14 September, when recess for party conferences season starts.
10 July 2017
The Taylor review on modern employment practices will be published on Tuesday. The Law Society contributed to the review with a set of recommendations to ensure that employment law help create better workplaces. The Prime Minister is expected to give a speech.
04 July 2017
This week there will be a number of debates on Brexit, particularly in the House of Lords, with a focus on acquired rights and consumer protection rights.
26 June 2017
The new lord chancellor, the Rt Hon David Lidington MP, was sworn in on Monday 19 June. President of the Law Society, Robert Bourns, attended and spoke. Read the President's speech.
13 June 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May has reshuffled a number of Cabinet posts, including the lord chancellor, and her two most senior advisors – Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill – have resigned.
22 May 2017
Our priorities for the election were set out in Our vision of law and justice. They included to maintain the integrity of the jurisdiction, remove barriers to justice and uphold the rule of law. A number of our calls were adopted by the different parties in their manifestos following our campaigning and we will continue to engage with the parties to make sure that these commitments, and our wider priorities, are reflected by the next government.
02 May 2017
As Parliament finishes business ahead of the dissolution of parliament on 3 May, the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act and Criminal Finances Act received Royal Assent
24 April 2017
Last Tuesday, the prime minister announced that she will be asking Parliament to vote for a general election on 8 June. On Wednesday, the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13.
10 April 2017
The House of Commons and House of Lords are both on recess. The House of Commons will return on Tuesday 18 April. The House of Lords will return on Monday 24 April.
03 April 2017
This week the House of Commons will begin its Easter recess and will return on Monday 18 April. The House of Lords will continue to sit with a number of motions on Brexit and evidence sessions on co-operation with the EU on criminal justice and security.
27 March 2017
This week the Prisons and Courts Bill will return to the House of Commons to undertake Committee Stage and our Head of Justice will be giving evidence to the Committee on Tuesday.
13 March 2017
The prime minister is expected to trigger Article 50 by her 31 March deadline.
07 March 2017
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is amended and the discount rate to personal injury compensation payments is lowered.
01 March 2017
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is debated and the government publishes the Prisons and Courts Bill.
07 February 2017
Alexandra Cardenas looks at the progression of the Brexit bill and the government’s consultation on soft tissue injury claims.
30 January 2017
The Supreme Court hands down judgment in the article 50 case, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is introduced, and Mikaël Laurens gives evidence to the International Trade Select Committee.
23 January 2017
The prime minister rules out continued membership of the single market, the LASPO Post-Implementation Review is announced and the Law Society anticipates the Supreme Court judgement on Article 50.
17 January 2017
Alexandra Cardenas discusses Brexit, briefing parliamentarians and the Law Society's work on small claims.
19 December 2016
Alexandra Cardenas looks at ongoing Brexit discussions in her latest report.
28 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the latest Brexit developments and looks at legal aid for housing.
28 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Autumn statement and the government's reversal of immigration and asylum fees.
14 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.
31 October 2016
Alexandra Cardenas takes a look at the discussions in parliament focusing debates on Brexit and legislative scrutiny of bills in both houses.
24 October 2016
Alexandra Cardenas takes a look at the report stage debates on the Investigatory Powers Bill.
07 October 2016
Alexandra Cardenas provides an overview of the topics discussed at the Conservative Party Conference.
30 September 2016
Alexandra Cardenas provides an overview of the topics discussed at the Labour Party Conference.
23 September 2016
Alexandra Cardenas provides an overview of the Law Society's activities at the Liberal Democrat Conference.
16 September 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses new proposals to reform the courts system and the government's plan for the renegotiation of a deal with the EU.
09 September 2016
Alexandra Cardenas provides an overview of the lord chancellor's first session of Justice Oral Questions and looks at priorities for her department.
22 July 2016
Alexandra Cardenas details the swearing in of Liz Truss, the first female lord chancellor, and highlights other new legal ministerial briefs.
15 July 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers the new prime minister's key ministerial appointments following the EU referendum and Conservative party reshuffle.
08 July 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the fallout from the Brexit result on the EU referendum, and the resulting Conservative Party leadership contest.
01 July 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers how and when the next prime minister will start the official proceedings of Britain's withdrawal from the EU, and reports on the second reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill.
24 June 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the outcomes of the EU referendum.
17 June 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Policing and Crime Bill and considers a question around the independence of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
10 June 2016
While many government departments languish in purdah, the parliamentary debate around the Investigatory Powers Bill continues. Alexandra Cardenas considers the issues.
27 May 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers the intensification of EU referendum and discusses the Treasury's apparent efforts to avert it.
20 May 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers reactions to the Queen's Speech, and outlines the main points of interest to the legal profession.
13 May 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers the parliamentary debate on the European Convention of Human Rights and discusses the Anti-Corruption Summit.
06 May 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Anti-Corruption Summit 2016, where MPs stated that the UK needs to lead by example to drive out corruption.
29 April 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the home secretary's speech on Brexit and considers questions over legal aid and clinical negligence.
22 April 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the legal aid residence test and the judicial review challenge to domestic violence evidence requirements.
15 April 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers the events around the Panama Papers and provides an update on European Referendum debate.
08 April 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the changes to the evidence requirements for victims of domestic violence and provides an update on the Investigatory Powers Bill.
04 April 2016
With parliament in recess, Alexandra Cardenas highlights the latest legal aid statistics and provides an update on court closures.
24 March 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers Iain Duncan Smith's surprise resignation and the subsequent mini reshuffle.
18 March 2016
Alexandra Cardenas outlines the topline figures from the Budget announcement and provides an update on the Investigatory Powers Bill.
11 March 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers the rumours that Michael Gove may become the lead campaigner for the 'Leave' campaign in the EU referendum.
07 March 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Home Office's newly-published Investigatory Powers Bill and the Cabinet Office's report on potential post-Brexit EU relationship models.
29 February 2016
Richard Messingham considers the latest political manoeuvrings following the Prime Minister's EU negotiations.
19 February 2016
Richard Messingham discusses the EU renegotiations and looks ahead to the next European Council summit.
12 February 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the much-opposed proposed court closures and considers the issue of court fees.
05 February 2016
Richard Messingham outlines the hurdles faced by the government over the British Bill of Rights and considers speculation that it is being delayed by the wait for clarity on the EU renegotiations.
29 January 2016
Richard Messingham considers the scrapping of the controversial duty contracts scheme for criminal legal aid.
22 January 2016
Richard Messingham considers Labour's latest initiative and outlines the details of a Westminster Hall debate on access to justice for vulnerable people.
15 January 2016
Richard Messingham considers Catherine McKinnell MP's resignation, and the continuing campaign to leave the EU.
08 January 2016
Richard Messingham reflects on the reshuffle within the Labour party and the divisive issue of the EU referendum.
18 December 2015
Richard Messingham reflects on prime minister David Cameron's negotiations over the UK's membership of the EU.
11 December 2015
Richard Messingham discusses the government's problems around the EU Referendum Bill, and also provides a summary of the activity on International Human Rights Day.
04 December 2015
Richard Messingham provides an overview of the activity around the Syria debate and the lord chancellor's announcements this week.
27 November 2015
Richard Messingham provides an overview of the activity around the Autumn Statement, and also looks at legal aid, court closures and the Investigatory Powers Bill.
20 November 2015
Richard Messingham discusses the possibility of the government fast tracking the draft Investigatory Powers Bill into law.
13 November 2015
Richard Messingham considers the difficult choices ahead for both George Osborne and David Cameron.
06 November 2015
Richard Messingham reflects on a week when the home secretary Theresa May managed to steer clear of significant controversy when she introduced some long awaited changes to the law on investigatory powers.
30 October 2015
Richard Messingham reflects on a busy week in parliament, with discussion on various pieces of legislation including tax credits, the British Bill of Rights and the Immigration Bill.
23 October 2015
Richard Messingham looks ahead to the release of the Investigatory Powers Bill, and considers the issues it brings up around legal professional privilege.
16 October 2015
Richard Messingham anticipates a highly active legislative period between now and Christmas now that parliament has returned, and provides an overview of the activity around the Immigration Bill.
09 October 2015
Richard Messingham considers the end of the party conference season and looks ahead to the return of parliament.
02 October 2015
Richard Messingham outlines the Law Society's activity at the Conservative party conference, and provides an overview of the key policy debates, developments and announcements.
25 September 2015
Richard Messingham provides an update of the Law Society's undertakings at the Lib Dem and UKIP party conferences, as well as a more detailed review of the day-to-day activity.
18 September 2015
Richard Messingham reflects on the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and provides a précis of the Law Society's party conference activity.
11 September 2015
Richard Messingham introduces the first of a series of blogs focusing on political updates, parliamentary briefings, and what's going on in Westminster.