IEA release report for the Ongoing Review of the Operation of Justice in Wales


Posted by Joanne Thompson, 29th July 2019
The Independent Expert Advisory (IEA) Committee for Ongoing Review of the Operation of Justice in Wales has just released its first report with a number of interesting observations and recommendations.

The Committee has drawn from expertise from the judiciary, the legal sector, operational bodies and officials from both the UK and Welsh Governments in order to inform the report and has identified two main issues affecting delivery of justice in Wales.

First, the divergence of Welsh law from laws made by the UK Parliament following the ability of the National Assembly for Wales to make its own laws in relation to matters devolved to it and secondly, the accessibility of Welsh law in understanding how and which laws need to be applied to any given situation. Key recommendations for improving the delivery of justice in Wales include further collaboration between the Ministry of Justice and the Welsh Government, further work to be undertaken to make Welsh law more easily accessible and the need for legal education to include suitable training to reflect the divergence in Welsh law.

A copy of the Report can be accessed here for the English language version and here for the Welsh language version.

Enjoy That? You Might Like These:


articles

22 March - Vikki Sidaway
Our costs law team explore cases where the High Court has ruled that solicitors cannot be ordered to give former clients copies of documents which are the property of the... Read More

articles

22 March - Stephanie Walls
A High Court case concerning a dispute between step-sisters over which of their parents died first, demonstrates the importance of understanding how assets are held and the way in which... Read More

articles

22 March - Vikki Sidaway
The Court of Protection has jurisdiction to make decisions regarding the welfare of someone who lacks capacity to make their own decisions, for example as to where they should live... Read More