Law Society blog - Parliament
Here are all the posts tagged with "Parliament".
09 November 2018
The Law Society was referenced extensively in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of legal aid on Thursday last week.
09 November 2017
Ahead of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill going through Committee Stage of the House of Commons, the Law Society has briefed MPs on key aspects of the Bill.
25 July 2017
Both houses of parliament are now in recess on Thursday. They will return on Tuesday 5 September.
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.
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
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.
13 March 2017
The prime minister is expected to trigger Article 50 by her 31 March deadline.
07 February 2017
Alexandra Cardenas looks at the progression of the Brexit bill and the government’s consultation on soft tissue injury claims.
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.
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.
17 January 2017
Alexandra Cardenas discusses Brexit, briefing parliamentarians and the Law Society's work on small claims.
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.
19 December 2016
Alexandra Cardenas looks at ongoing Brexit discussions in her latest report.
12 December 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the article 50 hearing and the chancellor's first fiscal announcement.
28 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Autumn statement and the government's reversal of immigration and asylum fees.
28 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the latest Brexit developments and looks at legal aid for housing.
21 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas looks at the Autumn statement and Justice Select Committee's annual report.
14 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the government's reaction to the article 50 ruling and diversity in law.
07 November 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the third reading of the Investigatory Powers Bill and the strengthening of legal professional privilege.
22 July 2016
Alexandra Cardenas details the swearing in of Liz Truss, the first female lord chancellor, and highlights other new legal ministerial briefs.
08 July 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the fallout from the Brexit result on the EU referendum, and the resulting Conservative Party leadership contest.
17 June 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the Policing and Crime Bill and considers a question around the independence of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
27 May 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers the intensification of EU referendum and discusses the Treasury's apparent efforts to avert it.
18 May 2016
Alexandra Cardenas discusses the points of interest relevant to the legal sector that were mentioned in the Queen's speech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 January 2016
Richard Messingham considers Catherine McKinnell MP's resignation, and the continuing campaign to leave the EU.
18 December 2015
Richard Messingham reflects on prime minister David Cameron's negotiations over the UK's membership of the EU.
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.
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.