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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009$
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Louis Blom-Cooper QC, Brice Dickson, and Gavin Drewry

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199532711

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.001.0001

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The Lord Chancellor as Head of the Judiciary 1

The Lord Chancellor as Head of the Judiciary 1

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(p.97) 6 The Lord Chancellor as Head of the Judiciary1
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The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009
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Dawn Oliver

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0006

This chapter discusses judiciary-related roles of the old-style Lord Chancellor. These include the rights of the Lord Chancellor to sit on the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, judicial appointments and the deployment and discipline of judges, Lord Chancellor as protector of the judiciary, and the Lord Chancellor as link and buffer between the executive and the judiciary and as champion of the judiciary.

Keywords:   House of Lords, Lord Chancellor, judiciary, judges, Appellate Committee, Privy Council

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