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Lord Chancellor

head of the English judicial system and an important member of the government, remarkably contrary to any notion of separation of powers. He sits on the woolsack when in the House of Lords. He has a very heavy administrative responsibility for the whole justice system in England. The Lord Chancellor at the time of writing also holds the office of Minister for Constitutional Affairs, suggesting that in due course the administration of justice functions of the Lord Chancellor may fall within a kind of ‘Ministry of Justice’.
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A north coroner has been reprimanded by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, after complaints that some families were having to wait up to two years for inquest verdicts.
CHEEKY Commons staff are asking Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, for offcuts of his pounds 300-a-roll wallpaper - to decorate their favourite bar.
Then he compared himself to Henry VIII's all-powerful Lord Chancellor, Lord Wolsey.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay, has also agreed in principle to a meeting with Mrs Anderson.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, called the police human rights argument "nonsense".
A support group for relatives of murder victims has invited the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, to speak at its next meeting.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, has already allowed a pilot scheme in the Court of Appeal.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, named rape victims as a group which would benefit from the new moves.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, admitted this was because of lack of resources
But for the first time the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer of Thoroton, announced that he was in favour of allowing filming if it helped to increase public confidence in the criminal justice system.
After receiving his call to spend two weeks in the jury box later this month, Mr Michael met the Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, to discuss whether he could comply and was told that he could.
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer is under renewed parliamentary pressure to reach a verdict about the future of Teesside Coroner Michael Sheffield.

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