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Lords Committee to hear evidence on current legal issues from Lord Chief Justice


The House of Lords Constitution Committee will this week take evidence from Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd in its annual evidence session with the Lord Chief Justice.

The session will cover a range of legal issues including:

  • Management and recruitment of the judiciary as well as progress on increasing diversity in the judiciary;
  • How to tackle the different perceptions and levels of trust in the legal system amongst different ethnic and religious communities;
  • How the programme to modernise the Courts estate is progressing;
  • What impact the widespread use of delegated legislation has on the judiciary;
  • Whether the complexity and frequency of changes to immigration law are a concern; and,
  • Whether special training for judges for posts in Wales is likely to lead to a de facto distinct Welsh jurisdiction.

The evidence session will start at 10:30am on Wednesday 27 April in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords.

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