Access to justice

New lord chancellor takes over at pivotal time for the justice system

Dominic Raab was today welcomed to his new role as lord chancellor, secretary of state for justice and deputy prime minister by the Law Society of England and Wales.

“We welcome Dominic Raab to the post and look forward to working with him,” said Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce.

“He is only the second solicitor to have the role in history and takes the helm at a pivotal time for the justice system – with backlogs continuing to bedevil the courts and with some criminal trials delayed until 2023, leaving victims, witnesses, and defendants facing long delays in securing justice.

“With the rule of law and access to justice firmly in the spotlight, and with the spending review on the horizon, we hope the new lord chancellor will play a key role in advocating for sustained investment across the entire justice system.

“I would also like to thank Robert Buckland QC for his service to the justice system during an extremely challenging time,” added I. Stephanie Boyce.

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