Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice)

Liberal Democrat

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Recent appearances

  • Divorce Legislation - Question 29 Mar 2017

    To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review divorce legislation.
  • Young Offenders: Sentencing Guidelines - Question 16 Mar 2017

    My Lords, the new guidelines recognise that particular factors arising from ethnicity, such as a history of discrimination, should be considered when sentencing young offenders. On the MoJ’s own evidence, the system currently disadvantages ethnic minority boys in particular. They are more likely to be arrested and charged, and then sent to the Crown Court to be sentenced and to receive...
  • Prosecutions: Defence Legal Costs - Question 15 Mar 2017

    My Lords, in all legal aid cases these regulations are straight out of Alice in Wonderland. If you are financially ineligible for legal aid, you must nevertheless apply for legal aid to get a determination that you are not eligible for it. Only then can you get your costs if you are acquitted, and then at only legal aid rates. If your solicitor does not have a legal aid contract you have to...

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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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