Matters related to justice - Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee was established on 26 May 2021 to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Order 21 and Standing Order 26C, and to consider any other matter relating to: legislation, devolution, the constitution (including Wales’s constitutional future), justice, and external affairs.


Further information on the Committee’s consideration of matters related to justice, including relevant correspondence, can be found under ‘Related Meetings’.


Engagement activity

On behalf of the Committee the Senedd’s Citizen Engagement Team undertook a series of focus groups and one-to-one interviews with legal practitioners and litigants in person from across Wales. A summary of the engagement [PDF, 118KB] has been published.

The committee held a discussion with experts on the topic of ‘Wales in the UK: Legislating in a changing constitutional context’. A summary of the  discussions [PDF, 118KB]  along with a background briefing [PDF 173 KB] for the event have been published.

Oral evidence


Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting



1 November 2021

Evidence session with the President of Welsh Tribunals


Sir Wyn Williams, President of Welsh Tribunals


Rhian Davies Rees, Head of the Welsh Tribunals Unit


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22 November 2021

Evidence session on the Commission on Justice in Wales report


Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, former Chair of the Commission on Justice in Wales


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9 May 2022

Evidence session with the Law Council of Wales


Lord Lloyd-Jones, President of the Law Council of Wales


Professor Emyr Lewis, Vice President of the Law Council of Wales


Dr Nerys Llewelyn Jones, member of the Executive Committee of the Law Council of Wales


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5 December 2022

Evidence session with Lord Bellamy KC, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice


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Business type: Procedural Motion

First published: 25/08/2021