Westminster Watch

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

Will justice win or lose?

The Secret Barrister has to dig deep to find the few scraps marked ‘justice’ but unearths four things we can learn from the parties’ pledges General election manifesto... read more

Election law challenges

Election fraud is kept in check by strict rules of conduct but rare cases exist, as Richard Price OBE QC explains Candidates at parliamentary and local elections must ensure they... read more

Value of justice

Luke Robins-Grace weighs up what justice should be worth at election time Justice is not a commodity but as the saying goes: you get what you pay for, and most people would... read more

Westminster Watch

As the snap general election is announced, the Ministry of Justice turns 10 and faces similar challenges to those in the dying days of the Blair government, writes Mark Hatcher... read more

Westminster Watch

With the formal process of disengagement about to begin, Mark Hatcher examines the challenges faced in converting a huge corpus of EU law and delivering Brexit Brexit... read more

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