Westminster Watch

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher weighs the value of select committees’ ‘pester power’ in securing positive change – not least for the Bar. Why then so little scrutiny of their impact? read more

Westminster Watch

All Westminster eyes on the bridge to Brexit and the Upper House was seen at its copper-bottomed best (not least Hope, Judge and Pannick), writes Mark Hatcher read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher examines the impact of Theresa May’s new year reboot. After the night of the blunt knives, how does Justice fare in the reshuffled line-up? read more

Westminster Watch

As the new year beckons, Mark Hatcher takes a timely look back over 2017 for clues as to what might happen in the village of Westminster over the coming year read more

Westminster Watch

As if Brexit wasn’t enough to contend with, Westminster has been mired in sexual harassment allegations. Mark Hatcher examines the brittle, back-foot state of affairs read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reports on the parallel universe of the party conferences – is the writing off the wall for the Tories as Labour appears to steal a march on legal aid? read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher examines the issues ahead, as Theresa et al teeter towards Brexit on the Westminster tightrope without the critical parliamentary safety net read more

Westminster Watch

Another nice mess the PM has gotten Westminster into: Mark Hatcher examines the intense programme designed to deliver Brexit and other Bills of note to the Bar read more

Westminster Watch

Campaign in poetry; govern in prose? As Parliament is mothballed, Mark Hatcher examines the main parties’ pledges on justice and the reality behind the rhetoric For the... read more

Constitutional snap?

Do we need a strong and stable government – or just a strong and stable Parliament? Professor Jeff King analyses the constitutional problems generated by the Prime Minister’s decision to... read more

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