In a recent article looking at the arguments for a separate Welsh jurisdiction,Iestyn Morris is featured in The Times The Brief. To view the article in full, and to read Iestyn's comments, please click below.
Iestyn Morris believes that this is likely to provide context to the commission’s deliberations. “Wales peers enviously over Hadrian’s Wall towards Holyrood, but devolution in Wales remains something of a compromise and there is a strong case for saying that there should be an equality of self-governance. “Who knows Wales better than Wales, is the other rhetorical question. Many of those in favour of a separate jurisdiction contend that it would improve access to justice, as the law and the courts would be tailored to Welsh needs.” Indeed, Lord Thomas makes it clear that the commission’s remit is much wider than the issues relating to jurisdiction. “We will be looking at how justice in Wales works in the round. For example, how prisons and probation work with services that are currently devolved (housing, skills, social services) to promote better rehabilitation.”