Justice Minister stripped of powers

The justice minister, Jonathan Djanogly, has been stripped of his responsibility to regulate firms that “ambulance chase” the public following a Guardian investigation that revealed how he and his family could profit from controversial changes to Legal Aid he was piloting in parliament.

Djanogly, the heir to a £300m family business, had failed to declare that his teenage children were minority shareholders in his brother-in-law’s businesses – two firms that advertise claims and are part of an industry that Djanogly regulated in government.

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