Suella Braverman, a Johnsonian lawyer

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James Hand is quoted in an article on the UK attorney-general, Suella Braverman.


Period7 Apr 2022

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  • TitleSuella Braverman, a Johnsonian lawyer
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Economist
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAppointed to the role at the age of 39, she [Suella Braverman] was the youngest attorney-general since 1802, according to James Hand of the University of Portsmouth. With only a decade at the Bar and not yet a Queen’s Counsel, she was more junior than all but one of her predecessors since 1900. Attorneys-general have historically shunned other ministerial roles; Ms Braverman made her name as a hard-line Brexit minister and has a shot at higher office. This, some think, makes her unsuited to the grave decisions that land on her desk, such as signing off on drone strikes.
    PersonsJames Hand