A Lawyer Writes

Joshua Rozenberg
Essential updates from Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon), UK's most experienced full-time legal commentator. Enemies of the People? is his most recent book. See also: www.rozenberg.net
Created 08 Aug 2020
  • Judicial review debate postponed
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    Update on the piece you received a few minutes ago: MPs are no longer expected to debate the government’s Judicial Review and Courts bill today. Full details here: A Lawyer Writes The week in Westmins...
  • The week in Westminster
    18 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Today, the House of Commons had been due to debate government proposals that would limit the availability of judicial review. Dominic Raab’s Judicial Review and Courts bill would have been the last th...
  • Reviewing judicial review
    17 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    The government’s Judicial Review and Courts bill will be debated for the first time in the House of Commons tomorrow, after MPs have paid tribute to their former colleagues James Brokenshire and Sir D...
  • Perils of conveyancing
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 1
    I recorded a fascinating interview yesterday for the new series of Law in Action, which returns to BBC Radio 4 in less than two weeks’ time. My guest was Christian Weaver, a high-flying barrister in h...
  • Keeping families out of court
    12 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    How often do you still hear people referring to “custody” and “access” when speaking about the children of separated parents? Television dramas seem to use these terms as frequently as the equally myt...
  • Rule of law needs funding
    10 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 8 0
    With the government spending review nearing its conclusion and the autumn budget little more than two weeks away, the lord chief justice of England and Wales has reminded the chancellor Rishi Sunak th...
  • Things can only get better
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    It has not been a good week for Dominic Raab. Things started to go wrong on Tuesday, when the justice secretary — or deputy prime minister as he is now always described on his department’s website — w...
  • Spider woman
    06 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    In her memoir Spider Woman, to be published tomorrow, Lady Hale tells us a little more about “what was undoubtedly the most important case in [her] judicial life” — the ruling known to lawyers as Mill...
  • A British bill of rights?
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Having left the European Union, the UK government remains committed to remaining in the Council of Europe — whose best-known and most important contribution to the law is the European Convention on Hu...
  • A wholly blameless victim
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 11 4
    I don’t usually criticise other commentators. But it’s important to correct misunderstandings before they take hold. Sarah Everard In today’s Observer, Catherine Bennett writes: After the heartbreakin...
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