Bar Council calls on Lord Chancellor to condemn attacks on judiciary

5 November 2016

The Bar Council, the representative body of all barristers in England & Wales, has today passed the following resolution calling on the Lord Chancellor to condemn the recent attacks on the judiciary. 

The Bar Council of England and Wales condemns the serious and unjustified attacks on the judiciary arising out of the Article 50 litigation. It regrets the lack of public statement by the Lord Chancellor condemning these attacks and calls upon the Lord Chancellor to do so as a matter of urgency. A strong independent judiciary is essential to a functioning democracy and to upholding the rule of law.