Westminster Watch

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher looks at the latest court closure announcement and Labour’s access to justice commission Spare a thought for civil servants who are toiling away even harder to... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reflects on Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘rule-breaking’ reshuffle, its impact on democracy and significance for the Bar One of the most respected constitutional lawyers of... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher examines the issues facing those in Westminster at the start of the new year Few MPs returning to Westminster after the Christmas recess will have been able to... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reports on the launch by the Opposition of its Review of Legal Aid and on the debate surrounding the progress of a UK Bill of Rights ‘If we want a rights-based... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher reflects on the forthcoming Spending Review and its impact on the administration of justice On 8 July in his Budget Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer,... read more

Westminster Watch

After an eventful week in Parliament, Mark Hatcher looks at Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership triumph, the end of New Labour and the legal landscape of all the parties Who would... read more

Westminster Watch

The rule of law is seen by Michael Gove as “the most precious asset” of any civilised society. Mark Hatcher reports on the new Lord Chancellor’s first weeks in office... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher examines the Magna Carta celebrations, The Queen’s Speech and the new Government’s legislative programme The political significance of Magna Carta was not lost... read more

Westminster Watch

Mark Hatcher on the General Election, the new Lord Chancellor, members of the Bar elected to the Commons and the first all-Tory meeting of the Cabinet for 18 years We were... read more

Westminster Watch

Ahead of the General Election, Mark Hatcher takes a look at the main parties’ pledges on justice and considers the impact of a Coalition deal “There’s no point asking... read more

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