21st Jul 2022 | News
In March 2022 Satvinder Juss gave evidence as a public law barrister to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy & the Constitution on the subject of ‘An Independent Judiciary – Challenges Since 2016’ which published its Report in June 2022. The majority of the respondents to the Inquiry all agreed that ministers have not properly discharged their duties. Satvinder noted how when on 3rd November 2016, after the Daily Mail carried a headline, criticising the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, and two senior colleagues as ‘Enemies of the People’, there appears to have been a marked failure by the Lord Chancellor to rise to the occasion and defend the judiciary from such attacks. His Comment that “A former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Igor Judge, even thought that in failing in her statutory duties Liz Truss, the Lord Chancellor, may have broken the law” was cited [p. 51 at §83(c)] with approval.