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Report published. Awaiting a Government Response.
The Committee has published a separate report on the criminal courts charge and received a Government response.
Evidence given by Rt Hon Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls, Rt Hon Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, Rt Hon Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals
Evidence given by Chantal-Aimée Doerries, Chair, the Bar Council, Michael Clancy, Director of Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland, Jonathan Smithers, President, Law Society of England and WalesShailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for the Courts and Legal Aid
Evidence given by Sarah Crowther, South Eastern Circuit and Alice Hardy, Police Action Lawyers Group; Derek Bambury, Forum of Insurance Lawyers and Anthony Abrahams, Director General, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Jo Edwards, Chair, Resolution and Carita Thomas, Co-convenor, Legal Aid Working Group, Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association
Evidence given by (1) Rosalind Bragg, Maternity Action, Rebecca Hilsenrath, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Sybille Raphael, Working Families, and Emma Wilkinson, Citizens Advice;
(2) Kate Booth, Eaton Smith LLP, Sally Brett, TUC, Stephen Cavalier, Thompsons Solicitors, and Shantha David, Unison; (3) James Potts, Peninsula Business Services Ltd, and Michael Mealing, Federation of Small Businesses.
Evidence given by Frances Crook, Chief Executive, Howard League for Penal Reform, Phil Bowen, Director, Centre for Justice Innovation, Ben Summerskill, Director, Criminal Justice Alliance, Penelope Gibbs, Transform Justice;
Richard Monkhouse, Chairman, Magistrates Association, and Malcolm Richardson, Deputy Chairman, Magistrates Association.