Ministerial role

Minister of State

Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for:

  • court services and reform
  • supporting the Secretary of State for Justice on EU Exit and international business
  • legal aid
  • legal support and fees
  • admin, tribunals and immigration
  • criminal justice
  • family justice
  • supporting the Secretary of State on departmental finances and transparency
  • sentencing (including out-of-court disposals)
  • acting as Parliamentary Minister
  • acting as the Shadow Commons Minister for Lord Keen’s portfolio

Current role holder: Dominic Raab MP

Dominic Raab was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice on 12 June 2017. He was elected Conservative MP for Esher and Walton in May 2010.

Education

Dominic went to Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, and studied law at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and for a Masters at Cambridge, winning the Clive Parry Prize for International Law.

Political career

Dominic served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Human Rights) at the Ministry of Justice from 2015 to 2016.

Career before politics

Dominic started his career as a business lawyer at City law firm Linklaters, working on project finance, international litigation and competition law. He also spent time on secondments at Liberty (the human rights NGO) and in Brussels advising on EU and WTO law.

Dominic later worked at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office between 2000 and 2006 on a range of issues from investor protection to war crimes policy.

Personal life

Dominic is married with two children.