Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames

Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Justice)

Liberal Democrat Peer

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Hillsborough: Collapse of Trials - Commons Urgent Question 14 Jun 2021

    My Lords, Mr Justice Davis held that the offence of perverting the course of justice did not apply to a public inquiry, because it is an administrative function of the Government rather than a process of public justice. If that is the current state of the law, even given the specific offence under the 2005 Act mentioned by the Lord Chancellor, will that not undermine the whole point of public...
  • Libel and Defamation Cases: Cost to Public Funds - Question 14 Jun 2021

    My Lords, the Defamation Act 2013 was an important coalition achievement. The pre-legislative committee on which I served was unanimous, so we now have the serious harm threshold, the serious financial loss requirement for companies and the defences of honest opinion and publication in the public interest. To curb libel tourism, as the Minister has just said, Section 9 requires any claimant...
  • Criminal Trials: Intercept Evidence - Question 9 Jun 2021

    My Lords, following the question from the noble Baroness, Lady Wheatcroft, in the EncroChat case the Court of Appeal analysed the distinction between intercept evidence where actual transmission has been intercepted and evidence that has been stored and harvested following transmission. That distinction is arcane and inconsistent. Can the Minister explain the difference in principle? Since...

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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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