Meetings

Making Justice work in Wales

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 10)

Making Justice work in Wales - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

 The Committee considered the evidence received during its sessions with the Lord Chancellor and with the Law Commission, and discussed key issues that would be raised in the Committee’s legacy report.


Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Making Justice work in Wales: Evidence session 3

The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

 

CLA(5)-06-21 – Briefing

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 1 – Letter from Alex Chalk MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, 7 July 2020

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 2 – Letter to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, 19 June 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales.


Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Welsh Government Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 28 – Welsh Government report

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 29 – Written statement, 15 February 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report.


Meeting: 22/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Justice in Wales and proposals to reform the devolved Welsh tribunals system - evidence session with the Law Commission of England and Wales

Nicholas Paines QC, Law Commissioner

Henni Ouahes, Head of Public Law and the Law in Wales, Law Commission

Sarah Smith, Law Reform Lawyer, Law Commission

 

CLA(5)-06-21 – Briefing 2

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 3 – Letter from Nicholas Paines QC, 20 January 2021

CLA(5)-06-21 – Paper 4 - Correspondence from Nicholas Paines QC, 17 December 2020

 

Law Commission – Consultation on Devolved Tribunals in Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee received evidence from the Law Commission in relation to its proposals to reform the devolved Welsh tribunals system.


Meeting: 08/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 14)

14 Making Justice work in Wales - consideration of key issues

CLA(5)-05-21 – Paper 38 – Key issues paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the key issues in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales. The Committee noted that it would be having evidence sessions with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and with the Law Commission at its next meeting.


Meeting: 01/02/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Correspondence with the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 33 – Letter from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, 28 January 2021

CLA(5)-04-21 – Paper 34 – Letter to the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, 22 December 2020

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Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence and that arrangements were being made for the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to give evidence to the Committee as part of its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales.


Meeting: 25/01/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Commissioner for Public Law and the Law in Wales, the Law Commission: Consultation paper on the future of devolved tribunals in Wales

CLA(5)-03-21 – Paper 45 – Letter from Nicholas Paines QC, Commissioner for Public Law and the Law in Wales, 20 January 2021

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Commissioner for Public Law and the Law in Wales and, in private, agreed to respond to the letter and the offer enclosed regarding the consultation.


Meeting: 11/01/2021 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

9 Correspondence from the Law Commission: Consultation paper on devolved Tribunals in Wales

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 70 – Correspondence from the Law Commission, 17 December 2020

CLA(5)-01-21 – Paper 71 – Written statement, 17 December 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the correspondence and the written statement.


Meeting: 30/11/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the First Minister: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-35-20 – Paper 23 – Letter from the First Minister, 25 November 2020

CLA(5)-35-20 – Paper 24 – Letter to the First Minister, 22 October 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister.


Meeting: 12/10/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

9 Making Justice work in Wales: Consideration of evidence

CLA(5)-29-20 – Paper 44 – Summary note of engagement exercise

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the Counsel General and the First Minister.


Meeting: 12/10/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Making Justice work in Wales: Evidence session 2

Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales

Jeremy Miles MS, Counsel General

Christopher Warner, Deputy Director, Constitutional Affairs & Inter-Governmental Relations, Welsh Government

James Gerard, Deputy Director, Justice Transformation & Devolution, Welsh Government

 

CLA(5)-29-20 – Briefing

CLA(5)-29-20 – Paper 1 – Letter from the First Minister, 28 August 2020

CLA(5)-29-20 – Paper 2 – Letter from the First Minister, 23 July 2020

CLA(5)-29-20 – Paper 3 - Letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, 7 July 2020

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from the First Minister (until 9.55am) and the Counsel General in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales.


Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 42 – Letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals, 7 September 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals.


Meeting: 14/09/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the First Minister: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-25-20 – Paper 41 – Letter from the First Minister, 28 August 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister. The Committee noted that the First Minister and the Counsel General would be attending an evidence session on the Committee’s inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales on 12 October 2020.


Meeting: 03/08/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the First Minister: Data on access to justice

CLA(5)-23-20 – Paper 63 – Letter from the First Minister, 23 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the First Minister.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from Alex Chalk MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice - data on access to justice

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 27 – Letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, 7 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice in response to its request for information on data on access to justice.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - correspondence from the Prison and Probation Ombudsman

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 26 – Letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, 3 July 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter from the Chair of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

Making Justice work in Wales - consideration of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received during the session with the President of Welsh Tribunals.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Making Justice work in Wales: Evidence session 1

Sir Wyn Williams, President of Welsh Tribunals

Rhian Davies-Rees, Head of Welsh Tribunals

 

CLA(5)-22-20 – Briefing

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 1 – Letter from the President of Welsh Tribunals, 26 June 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 2 – President of Welsh Tribunals Second Annual Report, 29 June 2020

CLA(5)-22-20 – Paper 3 – President of Welsh Tribunals First Annual Report, 9 April 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee took evidence from Sir Wyn Williams, the President of Welsh Tribunals, in relation to its inquiry into Making Justice work in Wales. The Committee also questioned Sir Wyn on his first two annual reports in his capacity as President of Welsh Tribunals.


Meeting: 29/06/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Making Justice work in Wales - outcome of consultation

CLA(5)-20-20 – Paper 22 – Covering paper

CLA(5)-20-20 – Paper 23 – Summary of consultation responses

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the outcome of the consultation exercise and discussed its forward work programme. The Committee noted that the President of the Welsh Tribunals would be attending an evidence session on 13 July 2020.


Meeting: 15/06/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Counsel General: Making Justice work in Wales

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 11 – Letter from the Counsel General, 4 June 2020

CLA(5)-18-20 – Paper 12 – Letter to the Counsel General, 11 June 2020

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 01/06/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 11)

11 Making Justice work in Wales - briefing from the Committee's expert adviser

CLA(5)-16-20 – Paper 18 – Report from the Committee’s expert adviser

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee’s expert adviser provided a briefing to Members on the work she has undertaken as part of the Committee’s inquiry.


Meeting: 01/06/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 14)

14 Making Justice work in Wales - update briefing

CLA(5)-16-20 – Paper 19 – Research briefing

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the briefing from Senedd researchers.


Meeting: 11/05/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Making Justice work in Wales - forward work planning discussion

CLA(5)-14-20 – Paper 13 – Forward work planning

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received an update on the ongoing inquiry and agreed to consider further once the consultation has closed.


Meeting: 02/03/2020 - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into justice-related matters: Consideration of the appointment of an expert adviser

CLA(5)-8-20 – Paper 16 – Discussion paper

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed on the appointment of an expert adviser.