Week in Justice 14 Jan 2018

The main event this week was obviously the ministerial re-shuffle with the unexpected promotion of David Lidington leading to David Gauke becoming the 5th Justice Secretary in less than three years. Rory Stewart and Lucy Frazer were the other two newcomers to Petty France.

In other news, HMI Probation published its first report focusing solely on one side of the probation divide and found that the London division of the National Probation Service had improved markedly in the last years.

The reaction to the parole board's decision to release John Warboys and the MoJ commitment to make parole decisions more transparent rumbled on with the, frankly odd, news that the new Justice Secretary is considering a judicial review on the issue.

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