Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy

Lord Edward Faulks QC


Lord Faulks was appointed Minister of State for Justice in December 2013. Lord Faulks is a Conservative member of the House of Lords.


He was educated at Wellington College and Jesus College, Oxford.


He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1996 and a Recorder in 2000. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He became a bencher in 2002. He was a Literary Agent, for Curtis Brown, from 1980–81. He was an Assistant Recorder, 1996–2000.

He was Chairman of the Professional Negligence Bar Association 2002–04 and Special Advisor to the Department for Constitutional Affairs on compensation culture, 2005–06. In 2010 he was created a life peer as Baron Faulks, of Donnington in the Royal County of Berkshire.

Personal life

He is married with 2 children

Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy

Responsibilities include:

  • departmental business in the Lords
  • support to the Secretary of State on constitutional / legal matters
  • human rights and civil liberties (jointly with Simon Hughes)
  • civil law and justice
  • defamation and libel
  • claims management regulation
  • crown Dependencies
  • ALB sponsorship, including the Law Commission, Office of the Accountant General, Office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee and the Parole Board


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  1. New powers for families of missing people

    • 23 March 2015
    • Press release
  2. Huge penalties for rogue claims management firms

    • 29 December 2014
    • Press release
  3. New support for industrial disease victims

    • 8 December 2014
    • News story
  4. Speech of State Minister of Justice Lord Faulks in Kyrgyzstan

    • 24 October 2014
    • Speech
  5. New whiplash and PPI claim rules

    • 1 October 2014
    • Press release
  6. Lord Faulks QC speech to the Criminal Justice Management Conference

    • 1 October 2014
    • Speech
  7. Missing people law changes

    • 1 October 2014
    • News story
  8. Hundreds of rogue claim firms closed

    • 18 August 2014
    • Press release
  9. Mediation and government

    • 19 June 2014
    • Speech
  10. Lord Faulks: Court should be the last resort

    • 22 May 2014
    • Press release