Legal aid, judicial review and the rule of law

The government’s proposals to make radical changes to the criminal legal aid system have received widespread attention. In particular, the proposal to introduce a system of tendering that would remove client choice has been strongly criticized as striking at the heart of the lawyer-client relationship. It has also been argued that it may amount to … Continue reading Legal aid, judicial review and the rule of law

Is it constitutional for Parliament to reverse a judicial decision (in a hurry)?

The House of Lords Constitution Committee published its report earlier today on the Jobseekers (Back to Work Schemes) Bill. (Professor Adam Tomkins has drawn attention to this issue on his blog, and has promised a longer post on the subject in due course.) The background to the Bill is formed by the Court of Appeal’s … Continue reading Is it constitutional for Parliament to reverse a judicial decision (in a hurry)?