The Seven Hurdles for Repeal of the Human Rights Act

The new Conservative government wants to repeal the Human Right Act 1998 (the “Act”) and replace with a “British Bill of Rights”. The intention appears to be to do this in “one hundred days”. This post sets out as seven distinct “hurdles” the various legal and political difficulties which the new Conservative government will have to address … Read more

A new Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor

There is a new Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice – but what difference does this make? In one way it is a welcome move.  The previous Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice – Chris Grayling – was not a success. This was not just because of the Treasury-driven cuts: those would … Read more