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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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I look forward to taking my Oath as Lord Chancellor, and to working with the Lord Chief Justice and his fellow judges in the months ahead, to ensure that justice is fairly administered and robustly defended.
The offer of a meeting with the Lord Chancellor follows the news that Peter Thornton, chief coroner of England and Wales, will lead the new inquest into the 21 people who died in the 1974 attacks.
Lord Falconer, who has had a distinguished career in law and public service, was appointed the Lord Chancellor of the UK in 2003, with the remit of abolishing the office.
Under the proposed changes, any ex-premier or lord chancellor - currently on pounds 104,386 a year - would not receive any pension until the age of 65.
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LORD Chancellor Lord Irvine of Lairg's inflation-busting pay rise is to be put on hold pending a review.
LORD Chancellor Derry Irvine's son will stay in jail for at least another week on stalking charges.
The Lord Chancellor was criticised at an employment tribunal after handing the pounds 73,000-a-year post to lawyer friend Garry Hart instead of advertising it.
c1475 - 1530) English Cardinal and Lord Chancellor.
The Lord Chancellor, in consultation with the Chancellor of the High Court, has today confirmed the reappointment of Catherine Addy to the Insolvency Rules Committee (IRC).