Bill of Rights requires 'complete rethink' – Law Society president

Following the appointment of Liz Truss as prime minister, the Law Society has said she will have an opportunity to reset the government’s approach to the rule of law and address the crisis in the justice system.

“We call on the new prime minister to demonstrate a renewed respect for the rule of law at home and with international partners when she takes office,” said Law Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce.

She said the Bill of Rights Bill in particular needed “a complete rethink” as the current draft represents “a lurch backwards” for British justice, which she said would “disempower” people in Britain while giving the state more unfettered authority.

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Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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