Grayling to replace Clarke as justice sec in Cameron’s reshuffle By Lucy Burton 4 September 2012 11:29 17 December 2015 12:31 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 4 September 2012 at 15:05 n the middle of one of the biggest shake ups of the court system, case financing and the end of legal aid reform is this really what is needed? Ken Clarke may not be the most popular choice but at least he was willing to listen, at least he was a lawyer who understood the demands that the profession has. What would qualify Grayling to be Justice Monister? Last I heard he was opposing the judiciary in its decision to force B&B owners to allow a gay couple to stay. Put me right if I am wrong, but this is a ridicuolous appointment and smacks of Cameron shuffling around the jobs as easily as you shuffle a deck of cards. Reply Link Mitt Gekko 5 September 2012 at 10:03 Interesting to note too that ex-SJ Berwin partner, rich boy par excellence, and the man given the job of reforming legal aid, Jonathan Djanogly, has been dumped from the MoJ and now returned to the back benches. This could mean legal aid changes being speeded up, such as Best Value Tendering. Re. a non-lawyer MoJ chief – seems like a good idea to me. Need some external objectivity. Reply Link Anonymous 5 September 2012 at 10:57 Politics, dear chaps, is not milieu which scrupulously deals out even breaks for one and all. *The reshuiffle is motivated by feverish greed and spurred by Tory spite. Reply Link Emma, Solicitor Advocate 5 September 2012 at 13:38 Grayling will discover a huge HMCTS backlog and wonder why. Doh! Caused by him at the DWP, Atos and JobCentre Plus sanctions being appealed. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.