Keoghs – What does the new appointment at Ministry of Justice tell us about the Government’s plans?

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Author - Samantha Ramen

Ennobling a high-profile lawyer to the civil justice portfolio after months of the position being vacant could provide fresh impetus and direction. Notwithstanding the importance of more recent macroeconomic shocks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit, the development of civil law and justice legislation has been a fairly consistent plank of the Government’s agenda over recent years. Ennobling a high-profile lawyer to replace Lord Keen, and manage the Government’s relationship with the legal profession, is in itself an outward signal of the importance that is placed on this relationship and this area of legislation, and the potential desire to get things moving again.

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