Lord Chancellor

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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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The invitation is extended by the Lord Chancellor of England and Wales for series of events starting in the current week.
He will stand in the iconic places of our history: in Lambeth Palace, the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury; in Westminster Hall, in the place where the Lord Chancellor of England, Thomas More, was condemned to death for his faith; in Westminster Abbey where he will pray at the tomb of Saint Edward the Confessor, King of England.
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