New government presents crucial opportunity to revitalise our justice system

The president of the Law Society of England and Wales, Nick Emmerson, has congratulated Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party for their landslide election victory:

“This election result marks a new chapter for the UK and we look forward to working with the new government to strengthen our justice system. Elections are a testament to our vibrant democracy. However, it is essential to remember that true democracy cannot exist without a robust justice system, a justice system that has faced decades of underinvestment.

“The new government must prioritise making our justice system a source of national pride and harness the economic power of legal services that contribute £60 billion annually to the UK economy and is one of our most valuable exports.”

Notes to editors

  • More information on the specific steps we are recommending the new government to take here.

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