The government has announced that there will be a new Justice Minister after Helen Grant MP was moved sideways to take up a role for the Department for Culture, Media and support as part of the parliamentary reshuffle.
Solicitor Shailesh Vara will step into her shoes in what is his first ministerial appointment after serving as an assistant whip for the coalition government previously.
Mr Vara was born in 1960 and before taking up a role in parliament in 2006, practiced as a qualified solicitor in London and Hong Kong. He is expected to slot straight into the same role that his predecessor was overseeing which includes victims, courts and legal services regulation. He is also the vice chairman of the executive committee of Conservative Lawyers.
As it stands this is the only change that has been made to the Minister of Justice (MoJ)’s line up moving forward and it will interesting to see what stance the new Justice Minister will take when it comes to dealing with matters that affect access to justice and the personal injury industry.