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Illiam Costain McCade

Director, Scotland

Illiam’s counsel provides unrivalled insight into the increasingly distinctive world of Scottish politics.  He has successfully guided clients through the intricacies of the Holyrood Parliament since its formation in 1999, and joined Cogitamus in 2007. With extensive public affairs expertise…

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Queen’s Speech, 18 May 2016

By Garvan Walshe, Director, Cogitamus Limited With the EU referendum the main political event of the year, and the Government’s survival dependent on winning it, the legislative agenda has receded in importance. It, however, includes a number of important measures. Legislative Programme Prison reforms, which will focus prison on rehabilitation, implemented in new “reform prisons” are by far the most significant measure in the legislative programme. Conservative Party policy since 2008, these were set aside during the Coalition government but have been revived by Michael Gove. The Prime Minister gave them his explicit endorsement this spring. As part of devolution…

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