Law Society blog - politics
Here are all the posts tagged with "politics".
12 November 2018
I am an immigration solicitor and read with interest the October press release with Christina Blacklaws highlighting procedural and cultural problems at the UK Home Office.
28 April 2017
With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We will be releasing a full vision for law and justice next week. One of the priorities will be maintaining legal certainty for Brexit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
24 March 2016
Alexandra Cardenas considers Iain Duncan Smith's surprise resignation and the subsequent mini reshuffle.
19 February 2016
Richard Messingham discusses the EU renegotiations and looks ahead to the next European Council summit.
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.
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.
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.
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.