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Westminster weekly update: Parliament debates legal aid

09 November 2018

The Law Society was referenced extensively in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid on Thursday last week.

Final bills of this parliament gain Royal Assent

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

Snap general election 2017 and the legal profession

19 April 2017

On Tuesday 18 April the prime minister took Westminster and the country by surprise in announcing that she will be tabling a motion to the House of Commons to call for a General Election. On 19 April the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13 and approved that a General Election will take place on 8 June.  

Article 50 likely to be triggered this week

13 March 2017

The prime minister is expected to trigger Article 50 by her 31 March deadline.

Brexit white paper published and Justice Select Committee hearing on soft tissue claims

07 February 2017

Alexandra Cardenas looks at the progression of the Brexit bill and the government’s consultation on soft tissue injury claims.

Brexit priorities for the legal sector

01 February 2017

The legal sector is playing a key role in shaping the upcoming negotiations for exiting the EU. Robert Bourns considers priorities for the profession during this period of transition.

Regulation of legal services in 2017

24 January 2017

Robert Bourns considers the Competition and Markets Authority report on competition in the legal services market, developments on the SRA handbook and Solicitors Qualifying Examination, and potential changes to professional indemnity insurance.

Brexit: dismantling Europe brick by brick

11 January 2017

As the dust clears after the EU referendum, we face the challenge of how to separate the shared UK/EU legal framework. And that challenge is truly unprecedented, says Ignasi Guardans.

Article 50 and women in the law

14 November 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.

Swearing in of the lord chancellor

22 July 2016

Alexandra Cardenas details the swearing in of Liz Truss, the first female lord chancellor, and highlights other new legal ministerial briefs.

Brexit fallout and Conservative party leadership contest

08 July 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the fallout from the Brexit result on the EU referendum, and the resulting Conservative Party leadership contest. 

Policing and Crime Bill moves to House of Lords

17 June 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Policing and Crime Bill and considers a question around the independence of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Brexit marches closer

27 May 2016

Alexandra Cardenas considers the intensification of EU referendum and discusses the Treasury's apparent efforts to avert it.

Queen's speech

18 May 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the points of interest relevant to the legal sector that were mentioned in the Queen's speech.

Restoring credibility to human rights

13 May 2016

Alexandra Cardenas considers the parliamentary debate on the European Convention of Human Rights and discusses the Anti-Corruption Summit.

Leading by example

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.

Implementation of court closures gets underway

04 April 2016

With parliament in recess, Alexandra Cardenas highlights the latest legal aid statistics and provides an update on court closures.

Resignation surprises

24 March 2016

Alexandra Cardenas considers Iain Duncan Smith's surprise resignation and the subsequent mini reshuffle.

Investigatory Powers Bill is finally published

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.

President's video blog: February 2016

25 February 2016

This month, Jonathan Smithers updates you on the government's consultation on separating regulators from representative bodies, the Ministry of Justice court closures, his recent appearance in front of the justice select committee, and the end of two-tier criminal legal aid contracts.

EU deal twitchiness

19 February 2016

Richard Messingham discusses the EU renegotiations and looks ahead to the next European Council summit.

Furore over court closures

12 February 2016

Alexandra Cardenas discusses the much-opposed proposed court closures and considers the issue of court fees.

British Bill of Rights faces legislative hurdles

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.

Labour's reshuffle reignited

15 January 2016

Richard Messingham considers Catherine McKinnell MP's resignation, and the continuing campaign to leave the EU.

EU continues to dominate at Christmas break

18 December 2015

Richard Messingham reflects on prime minister David Cameron's negotiations over the UK's membership of the EU.

The Investigatory Powers Bill and Brexit

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.

New policy developments come thick and fast

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.

Conference season ends and parliament returns

09 October 2015

Richard Messingham considers the end of the party conference season and looks ahead to the return of parliament.

Westminster weekly update: welcome to our new blog

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.

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