Master of the Rolls


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Master of the Rolls

in England and Wales, the head of the civil division of the Court of Appeal.

MASTER OF THE ROLLS. Eng. law. An officer who bears this title, and who acts as an assistant to the lord chancellor, in the court of chancery.
     2. This officer was formerly one of the clerks in chancery whose duty was principally confined to keeping the rolls; and when the clerks in chancery became masters, then this officer became distinguished as master of the rolls. Vide Master in Chancery.

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The Master of the Rolls said about King John and the Barons: "They would surely have been astonished to learn that over time Magna Carta came to be regarded as one of the most important constitutional documents in our history and that it continues to be so regarded 800 years after it was sealed on this very spot.
Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls and the most senior civil judge, also warned that reports of comments which intentionally contravene court orders may not be protected by parliamentary privilege.
Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger said the move would need to be looked at "very carefully" but could increase transparency and engagement.
Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger said the move would need to be looked at "very carefully" but could increase confidence in the system, transparency and engagement.
But Lord Neuberger, the Master of the Rolls who headed a panel of three Court of Appeal judges, has declared that it was not open to the courts to order a closed material procedure in an ordinary civil claim.
Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger said a person's right to know the case against him and to know the reasons why he has lost or won is fundamental to a fair trial.
In a key finding, the Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, said: "If a child of parents who are not in the public eye could reasonably expect not to have photographs of him published in the media, so too should the child of a famous parent."
But today the families were asking three appeal court judges headed by Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke, to allow their application for a judicial review to go ahead.
The Master of the Rolls says that the number of low-level claims - for things like tripping over broken paving slabs - rose by nine per cent last year to reach 110,000.
Lord Phillips, the Master of the Rolls, said that two High Court judges were right last month to rule in favour of a test case brought by 36 military witnesses.
Lord Phillips, the Master of the Rolls, said in a reserved judgment that the two High Court judges were right last month to conclude that the tribunal's ruling did not comply with the European Convention on Human Rights which guarantees the right to life should be protected by law.
Which former Master of the Rolls died in 1999 at the age of 100?

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