A new President for the UK Supreme Court

It was announced earlier today that the UK Supreme Court is to have a new President. Lord Neuberger – who is presently the Master of the Rolls: the senior judge in the Court of Appeal […]

House of Lords reform: the politics

It is already looking unlikely that the House of Lords Reform Bill will be enacted – at least in the form in which it was originally introduced, and on which I posted yesterday. There are […]

A British Bill of Rights?

The Commission on a Bill of Rights is considering whether the Human Rights Act 1998 should be replaced, or supplemented, by a “British Bill of Rights”. Today, it issued a consultation paper asking for views […]

“Law in Focus”

The Law Faculty at Cambridge has just launched a series of short videos called “Law in Focus”, in which issues of current legal interest are explained and commented on by Faculty members with expertise in […]

Reform of the House of Lords: the proposals

In an earlier post, I explained some of the background to the question of House of Lords reform. But exactly what sort of reforms are proposed – and how can you find out about them? […]

Should prospective lawyers do a Law degree?

Lord Sumption – a Justice of the UK Supreme Court – is reported to have said that “it is best not to read law as an undergraduate”, and that people intending to become lawyers should […]

Reform of the House of Lords: the issues

As a constitutional lawyer, I’m interested (among other things) in how we’re governed, how the government is held to account for what it does, and how our laws are made. In the UK, it’s Parliament that […]