Rule of law

Lord Chancellor: Rule of law being misused to ‘weaponise the courts’ against politics

Bad faith actors are making crypto-political arguments in the legal arena, the Lord Chancellor has suggested.

Published 18 June 2021

Scots in thrall to nationalist elite, new book argues

Scotland is becoming a state in which the population is forced to conform to the vision and values of the ruling elite, a new book argues.

Published 23 November 2020

More than 800 signatories to letter condemning Johnson and Patel’s attacks on lawyers

The Prime Minister and Home Secretary have been asked by more than 800 former judges and senior legal figures to apologise for endangering lawyers in a letter to The Guardian.

Published 26 October 2020

Dean of Faculty asks PM and Home Secretary to stop ‘denigrating the legal profession’

The Dean of Faculty has made a personal plea to the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary: stop denigrating the legal profession.

Published 8 October 2020

European Commission publishes first EU-wide rule of law report

The European Commission has published its first EU-wide report on the rule of law, which includes input from every member state and covers both positive and negative developments across the EU.

Published 1 October 2020

Neil Beynon: Remedies, Contract and Delict

In his second paper 'talk' prepared during lockdown – Remedies, Contract and Delict – Terra Firma's Neil Beynon offers some suggestions for returning to practice in a way that enables the legal system to function properly and fully so as to enable the rule of law to flourish.

Published 19 June 2020

US-UK agreement allows enforcement agencies to bypass law

The UK and the US have signed a bilateral agreement allowing their respective law enforcement agencies to directly demand electronic data relating to serious crime from tech companies in the other jurisdiction.

Published 7 October 2019

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen: New leaders and old problems – Brexit and the rule of law crisis

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science and law and Jean Monnet chair in European Union politics at Rutgers University, writes on the change of leadership in the UK and the EU.

Published 31 July 2019