Comment on Justice and Home Secretary appointments

Commenting on the appointment of Liz Truss as Justice Secretary our Director, Richard Garside, said:

Liz Truss' predecessor, Michael Gove, seems destined to go down as the great prison reformer whose career was ended before he had time to disappoint prison reformers.

14 July 2016

Imposing austerity through nationalisation

Faced with a barristers' boycott last year in a dispute over legal aid fees, the then Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, underwent what appeared to be an unlikely political conversion.


6 July 2015

Legal aid cost claims challenged

The Bar Council, the professional association for barristers in England and Wales, has challenged the Justice Secretary's claims on the costs of legal aid.

During a recent appearance before the House of Commons Justice Committee Chris Graying, the Justice Secretary, claimed that the '...

23 October 2013

Scrapping of lowest bidder

The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said proposals to award legal aid contracts to the lowest bidders have been scrapped. This follows criticisms that it would reduce justice...

5 September 2013

Legal aid cuts put children in danger

A leading child welfare lawyer, Shauneen Lambe, has said that vulnerable teenagers are likely to be deprived of care and safe accommodation due to legal aid funding...

30 July 2013