Brenda Hale, ‘Should the Law Lords have left the House of Lords?’

“Until 2009, the top court in the UK was a committee of the House of Lords. Its judges were the Lord Chancellor, other peers who had held high judicial office and the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, the first life peers, appointed under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876. The Law Lords did not join the procession of bewigged and berobed members of the judiciary of England and Wales at the service in Westminster Abbey to mark the opening of the legal year …” (more)

Lady Hale, President of The Supreme Court, ‘Should the Law Lords have left the House of Lords?’, Michael Ryle Lecture 2018, River Room, House of Lords, London, 14 November.

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