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law lord

a colloquial name for a LORD OF APPEAL IN ORDINARY or other judge who sits on the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords.
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Then Josephine Quintavalle and her campaign group, Comment on Reproductive Ethics, took the case to the Law Lords, claiming the concept of designer babies was illegal.
Allowing a police appeal, the law lords cut Mrs Reeves's pounds 8,690 damages, awarded by the Court of Appeal in November 1997, to pounds 4,345, plus interest.
Led by union Unite, victims tried to have that overturned but, after a five-day hearing, five law lords ruled unanimously the earlier decision should stay.
In the same ruling, the Law Lords threw out appeals involving five other Iraqis allegedly shot by British patrols, ruling that human rights laws did not apply to their deaths as they were not in custody at the time.
This will allow lawyers for Iain Davis to approach the Law Lords for permission to challenge his conviction at the Old Bailey in May 2004 on two counts of murder.
The solicitor said the head of MI5 had admitted that it was their policy not to ask about the circumstances of how evidence was obtained and this had been condemned by the Law Lords.
But in a unanimous ruling, the Law Lords ruled that both the Hunting Act and Parliament Act used to force it through Parliament after opposition by the Lords, were legal.
The Law Lords ruled by a 3-2 majority that he was a member of his partner's "family" for the purposes of Rent Act legislation.
THE first of three Trinidadian gangsters due to be executed for murder today was hanged just moments after three Law Lords rejected final pleas for mercy from two of his gang-members.
Summary: The Law Lords have upheld an appeal against Government control orders for terror suspects.
Countryside Alliance chief executive Simon Hart said the fact that the Law Lords believe the cases deserve serious consideration leaves a question mark over the legitimacy of the Act.
Law Lords have spared bar wars campaigners a pounds 250,000 legal bill.