Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice)

Liberal Democrat

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  • Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL] - Report 16 Oct 2018

    My Lords, in Committee I spoke in favour of a blanket right to judicial reconsideration of all delegated decisions of authorised persons, much along the lines suggested just now by the noble Baroness, Lady Chakrabarti. During the debate, and after I had spoken, I was gently chided—if I may put it that way—by the noble and learned Lord, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury. He said that he...
  • Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL] - Report 16 Oct 2018

    My Lords, the noble and learned Lord has indicated that we support these amendments, and indeed they respond to concerns that I raised. I indicated in Committee, and in discussion and correspondence with the department since, that I did not see the need to restrict the ambit of delegated functions in a way that could prevent authorised officers extending time for the service of documents, or...
  • Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill [HL] - Report 16 Oct 2018

    My Lords, the noble Baroness has opened our debate on the amendment with considerable eloquence and a beguiling argument. We have approached the question of whether an authorised member of staff needs to be a qualified lawyer of stipulated experience with an eye on what the extent of the delegated powers of authorised persons would be. In particular, the concern that I expressed in Committee...

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Liberal Democrat Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 13 January 2011

Currently held offices

  • Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice) (since 1 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (2 Jul 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (31 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)


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