Welcome to our updating service on elections and the law.


The manifestos are out and the date is set. This week our team has focused on some of the policy areas in the headlines, including the social care cap. Susie Alegre considers the need for a new framework for democracy in a digital age. As the deadline for voter registration loomed, Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC helped The Justice Gap explain just “who” is the electorate. From homeless people to clients without capacity, the law provides clear mechanisms for participation, albeit rarely used. For victims of domestic violence seeking to vote anonymously registration remains open. If your clients might benefit from support to vote, Caoilfhionn’s piece explains how.

We hope you enjoy this newsletter and – as ever - welcome any comments.


Martin Westgate QC – Head of the Public Law Team

Feature Articles
What are the rules on influencing elections?
Election law: Who targets you?
Who will decide the country’s fate?
Care costs, caps and confusion