It is the first time they’ve met ministers since the begin of their industrial motion.

Barristers in England and Wales are taking half in a steady walkout since their row with the Government over pay intensified.

Lewis, who was appointed two weeks in the past, said the discussions had been constructive and would proceed.

But who is the new Justice Secretary Brandon Lewis and what does his role contain?

Who is Brandon Lewis?

Lewis turned the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on September 6, 2022.

He was beforehand Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 13 February 2020 to 7 July 2022.

He was elected Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth in 2010 and was made a CBE for political and public service in September 2019.

Outside politics, Lewis is a professional barrister and a company director.

After finishing his diploma in economics and legislation at University of Buckingham, he went on to examine business legislation at King’s College London.

Before becoming a member of the government, Lewis served on Brentwood Borough Council for greater than 10 years, and was leader for 5 of them.

He was an lively member of a number of all-party parliamentary teams, together with these for enterprise zones and native development in addition to native government.

The 51-year-old’s work typically focuses on coastal erosion, and he continues his work with colleagues who characterize other coastal cities to spotlight widespread issues of their constituencies. He is married and has two children.

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