The LSS has written to the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, following his recent speech about fairness in courts, in which he introduced an element of confusion on the issue of face-covering.
The Lawyers’ Secular Society has welcomed the news that the Law Society has today (24 November 2014) withdrawn its formal practice note of 13 March 2014 on “sharia succession rules”.
By LSS member Daniel Anderson *
Reading (and rereading) the Law Society’s “Sharia Succession Rules” Practice Note, a question suddenly occurred to me: what would one of our greatest moral philosophers, Immanuel Kant, think of it? I think it is fair to say that he would look at the Practice Note with scorn and contempt.
The 2014 Judges’ Service is to go ahead on 1 October, despite requests both to government ministers and to senior judges to end it. The LSS is campaigning for the abolishment of this service.
On behalf of the LSS, our members Peter Fisher MBE and John Butcher, who both launched this campaign, pose a number of important questions which arise from the Judges’ Service.
Controversial service to go ahead
In September 2013, two LSS members launched a personal campaign for a separation of the Church of England from judicial affairs, by calling for the abolishment of the religious element of ceremonies to mark the start of the legal year.