Questions raised over attorney-general's independence - Stephen Parkinson quoted in Financial Times

20 February 2020

Stephen Parkinson, Senior Partner of Kingsley Napley is quoted in Financial Times giving his thoughts on recent questions which have been raised over the attorney general's independence.

Stephen quoted:

The role of the AG requires a combination of independence, expertise and seniority. I can't speak for her independence but I can speak for her lack of expertise and seniority in the sense that she was a very junior lawyer prior to becoming an MP and with limited experience."

In many ways this is an insult to the legal profession and a worrying indication that Boris Johnson will not take seriously the legal advice that he's going to be given."

This article was first published in Financial Times on 17 February 2020. You can read the article in full by clicking here (subscription required). The article has also been reproduced by Techregister which you can view by clicking here.

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About the author

Stephen Parkinson is a Senior Partner who is a highly experienced and versatile litigator with extensive experience in advising companies, organisations, and individuals caught up in criminal and regulatory investigations or public inquiries. His previous client list has included numerous individuals at the top of their fields, whether in business or politics. 


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