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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Lord Bingham held three of the top legal posts in the country: Master of the Rolls from 1992-1996, Lord Chief Justice from 1996-2000, and Senior Law Lord from 2000-2008.
When the Sussex-born Law Lord was appointed to head up the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in January 1998 neither he nor anyone else could have predicted Lord Saville would be a year off retirement age for a judge by the time the report would be published.
A panel of nine Law Lords found the procedure contravened the European Convention on
Eleven days later the Law Lords ruled that Pinochet's extradition to Spain for the murder and torture of Spanish citizens during his 1973 military coup was legal.
The Law Lords - the highest court in the land - rejected appeals by the Countryside Alliance and other hunting supporters and ruled that the Hunting Act 2004 does not contravene any human rights or European law.
Lady Justice Hale, who is due to become a Law Lord in January, told MPs she had "considerable reservations" about her future colleagues' suggestion that a small panel of Law Lords should appoint members of a proposed Supreme Court.
The law lord can see what the government is blind to - the inevitable explosion of anger in Asian communities from seeing friends and relations held for 90 days without explanation.
A FORMER law lord has described Government anti-terror proposals as probably illegal.
Now three law lords, headed by the UK's senior law lord, Lord Bingham, have given permission for the Hickeys to mount a test case appeal against the 2004 ruling.
December 5: His lawyers moan to Straw that the wife of a Law Lord, Lord Hoffmann, worked for Amnesty International.
A FORMER law lord has described UK Government anti-terror proposals as probably illegal.
The Law Lord said this would mean that Mr and Mrs Hashmi would know for sure that a child conceived would have stem cells 'which could cure Zain