There has been disappointment that the Employment Bill was omitted for the third year running

The legal profession has been responding to key aspects of the Queen’s Speech, which announced a range of new bills and reforms yesterday (10 May 2022).

The Queen’s Speech was delivered by Prince Charles as the Queen was unable to attend the ceremony for the first time in almost 60 years. 

One of the key – and most controversial – proposed changes is the introduction of a new bill to replace the Human Rights Act. Prince Charles said: “Her Majesty’s Government will ensure the constitution is defended” and “Ministers will restore the balance of power between the legislature and the courts by introducing a Bill of Rights”.

However, Law Society president I. Stephani...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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