Petition: Require lawyers to help keep the law coherent and up to date

(Currently awaiting initial five signatures for publication on Parliament’s website)

Lawyers are in a privileged position with regard to the law, and are generally well rewarded for guiding vulnerable members of the public through its complexity. The rewards they earn as a result of that complexity need to be balanced by a duty to help keep it as simple and coherent as possible.

We ask that Parliament legislate to:

a) require every practising lawyer to recognise and report inconsistencies within the law which they encounter in the course of their duties; and

b) establish an official body to collate such reports and oversee a forum where possible solutions can be discussed by anyone interested, on a pro bono basis; to authorise public funding for disputes on points of law recognised as being unsatisfactory; and to submit uncontentious amendments to the court.

This petition is currently waiting for the five signatures it needs to be published. Please click on the button below to sign (and remember the signature doesn’t count until you’ve clicked the link on the email they send you).

This is one of a number of constitutional reform petitions I’ve started. Please also look at the others and sign any that you agree with. (Link opens in a new tab)

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