Downing Street announced earlier today (15 September) that Robert Buckland QC has departed government and former foreign secretary Dominic Raab will be the new lord chancellor, secretary of state for justice and deputy prime minister.

On Twitter, Raab said he was "delighted" and would be "delivering on the prime minister's commitment to cut crime, reduce reoffending and protect the public".

Law Society president I. Stephanie Boyce said: “We welcome Dominic Raab to the post and look forward to working with him”.

She commented: “He is only the second solicitor to have the role in history and takes the helm at a pivotal time for the justice system – with backlogs continuing t...

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