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The justiciar continued to be the chief officer of state, next to the king, until the fall of Hubert de Burgh (in the reign of King John), described by Stubbs as the last of the great justiciars.
The titles of lord chief justice of the common pleas and lord chief baron were abolished by the Judicature Act 1873, and all the common law divisions of the High Court united into the kings bench division, the president of which is the lord chief justice of England.
The salary of the chief justice is $13,000 and that of the associates $12,500.
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 Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is the second-highest judge of the Courts of England and Wales, after the Lord Chancellor, and the presiding judge of Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, and of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court.
That of the Exchequer Court was styled as the Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and that of the Common Pleas was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, leaving the head of the King's (or Queen's) Bench to be known simply as the Lord Chief Justice.
The Lord Chief Justice's equivalent in Scotland is the Lord President of the Court of Session, who also holds the post of Lord Justice-General in the High Court of Justiciary.
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 Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On March 21 2002 Lord Hutton was one of four Law Lords to reject David Shayler's application to use a 'public interest' defence as defined in section 1 of the Official Secrets Act at his trial.
Lord Hutton led a public campaign against this decision on the grounds that Lord Hoffmann, one of the five Law Lords, had links to human rights group Amnesty International.
Lord Hutton was appointed by the Blair government to chair the inquiry into the death of the British scientist Dr David Kelly at the heart of the September Dossier controversy.
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IN AN attempt to reduce the record prison population, the Lord Chief Justice yesterday told judges and magistrates that burglars should not be sent to prison.
Lord Woolf urged the courts to give probation and community service sentences to thousands of burglars who would otherwise be jailed.Burglars facing a sentence of up to 18 months should not go to prison but be given a non-custodial sentence supervised by the probation service, he said.
The Lord Chief Justice said the guidelines, issued when he and two fellow judges cut the sentences of two burglars at the Appeal Court, were an attempt to reverse the increasing use of jail for offenders convicted of burgling houses.
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As lord chief justice Scroggs presided at the trial of the persons denounced by Titus Gates for complicity in the " popish plot," and he treated these prisoners with characteristic violence and brutality, overwhelming them with indecent sarcasm and abuse while on their trial, and taunting them with savage mockery when sentencing them to death.
The chief justice on this occasion threw doubt on the trustworthiness of Bedloe and Oates, and warned the jury to be careful in accepting their evidence.
Acting in the assurance of popular sympathy, Oates and Bedloe now arraigned the chief justice before the privy council for having discredited their evidence and misdirected the jury in the Wakeman case, accusing him at the same time of several other misdemeanours on the bench, including a habit of excessive drinking and bad language.
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 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Speeches - Speech by the Lord Chief Justice on the Rule of Law and a Change in ...
Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, a former head of the judiciary of Scotland, has experience of all these areas and combines this with a career as an academic; all achieved at an astonishingly early age.
While the Chief Justice is the recipient named in the Bill for many functions previously performed by the Lord Chancellor, he is to be in a position to delegate those powers.
Although the Law Lords involvement in the legislative chamber is limited, the very fact that they are members of the legislature does provide them with an insight and understanding of the workings of Parliament to a greater extent than will be possible if they are no longer part of the House of Lords.
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 Lord Chief Justice Examines Current Constitutional Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales gave a lecture to an audience of over 600 last night at the tenth and last annual His Honour James Kingham Memorial Lecture on the subject of justice and how it is delivered.
Lord Woolf characterised the Lord Chancellor as a “lubricant extraordinary” interfacing between the government and the judiciary and the judiciary and the political branch — an extraordinary tool of communication.
He went on to state that to the extent that the role of the Lord Chancellor is too much for one individual to perform and given the fact that the role crosses all three branches of the government, it is undeniable that the role needs a new framework.
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Lord Chief Justice standing down   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lord Woolf is spending his last day as Lord Chief Justice after five years as the top judge in England and Wales.
Lord Woolf was due to retire in 2003 but said he stayed on to see through the government's constitutional reform.
Lord Phillips was called to the bar in 1962, took silk in 1978 and became a Recorder in 1982.
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 Lord Justice Taylor
Appointed Lord Chief Justice in 1988, he determined to slough off the judicial complacency of the Hailsham era, and to apply with greater strictness the rules and principles designed to avoid wrongful convictions.
Lord Taylor stepped into the breach, throwing the - weight of the judiciary behind the propositions (so unattractive to writers of newspaper editorials) that criminals should be treated fairly, and that failure to catch them is generally the fault of clue- less policemen, not clever lawyers or liberal judges.
Lord Hailsham's apparent prejudice against the criminal Bar had left the higher courts largely bereft of judges who knew much about criminal law from experience.
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 Garberville Pot Dispatch 2002
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, a former Lord Chief Justice
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, a former Lord Chief Justice, said bluntly in an interview for Spectator magazine that prohibiting the drug was not working.
Lord Bingham, who is 68, served as Lord Chief Justice from 1996 until 2000, when he became the first to be appointed a senior law lord.
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 News Release : Lord Chief Justice Taylor honoured with City plaque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lord Taylor was probably most widely known for his role as Chairman of the Hillsborough Inquiry in 1989 and the recommendations in his report have gone a long way to enhancing safety in our football grounds.
Lord Taylor retired in 1996 but continued to be a significant ambassador for Newcastle, particularly during the campaign for the City to become European Capital of Culture 2008, until his death in 1997.
The suggestion of a plaque to Lord Taylor was approved by Conservation Advisory Committee in April as part of this year’s programme.
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Henry IV Part 2
Justice Shallow, with Falstaff and Bardolph in tow, tries to run the affairs of his household.
The Lord Chief Justice asks after the king's health, and learns that he is dead.
King Henry V then reminds the Chief Justice of the time when the lord had Hal thrown into prison.
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 Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Master of the Rolls and President of The Queen's Bench Division
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (67) was called to the bar in 1962, took silk in 1978 and was appointed a Recorder in 1982.
Lord Justice Judge is to be the first President of the Queen's Bench Division.
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 A new ruling from the Lord Chief Justice: October 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But the Lord Chief Justice's support for a detailed examination of the subject is the first contribution to the current debate from a senior member of the legal establishment.
Lord Bingham emphasised that he was not expressing a concluded view on decriminalisation, but welcomed the recent decision by the independent Police Foundation to mount an inquiry into the entire issue.
Lord Bingham also used the press conference to welcome the Government's decision to make the European Convention on Human Rights a part of British law while warning of the consequences for the media.
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 lord chief justice --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The chief justice is appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate and has life tenure.
The lord mayor is elected yearly by the guilds and corporations of the City, some of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Exhibition of the image of the document appointing George Washington as the commander in chief of the army of the United Colonies, signed by John Hancock and Charles Thomson, in June 1775, presented by the Library of Congress, based in Washington, D.C. Lord Krishna
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 Bingham set to be Lord Chief Justice
Lord Woolf has been a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary since 1992 and is currently putting the finishing touches to his proposals for the most radical reforms of the civil justice system this century, designed to make it quicker, cheaper and more accessible.
Although Sir Thomas and Lord Woolf are expected to be assiduous in defending the independence of the judiciary, their less confrontational style could help to ease recent conflict over tougher sentences.
Lord Justice Rose, a senior Appeal Court judge regarded by many as the front-runner to succeed Lord Taylor, has been outspoken in criticising the proposals by Michael Howard, the Home Secretary, for limiting judicial discretion in sentencing.
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 The Insider - UK's top Judge warns about emerging 'elected dictatorship'
The office of Lord Chancellor may be rescued from the dustbin of history, the most senior judge in England and Wales hinted tonight.
But tonight the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, indicated he believed there was a chance the Government had undergone a change of heart.
Lord Woolf also told his audience that the Government’s plans for a Supreme Court to replace the judicial functions of the House of Lords would not go ahead until an appropriate building had been located.
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 BBC - Action Network - - A3539432 - Lord Chief Justice Woolf admits Justice is failing 23rd April 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lord Chief Justice Woolf admits Justice is failing 23rd April 2004
The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, painted a "gloomy" picture of the health of the penal system, with overcrowded prisons and little public confidence that justice is being done.
Lord Woolf insisted that the problems of overcrowded prisons made it much harder for the penal system effectively to deal with offenders.
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LORD BARDOLPH We all that are engaged to this loss Knew that we ventured on such dangerous seas That if we wrought our life 'twas ten to one; And yet we ventured, for the gain proposed Choked the respect of likely peril fear'd; And since we are o'erset, venture again.
LORD BARDOLPH It was, my lord; who lined himself with hope, Eating the air on promise of supply, Flattering himself in project of a power Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts: And so, with great imagination Proper to madmen, led his powers to death And winking leap'd into destruction.
FALSTAFF My lord, this is a poor mad soul; and she says up and down the town that the eldest son is like you: she hath been in good case, and the truth is, poverty hath distracted her.
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 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Speeches - Speech by The Lord Chief Justice - Lord Mayor's Dinner for HM Judges
Last year's barrister Lord Mayor has been followed this year by a distinguished solicitor, a partner of the city firm of Linklaters, demonstrating the important contribution that both sides of the legal profession play in the life of the City.
His speech made clear that he appreciates that the lack of facilities in the Strand are in danger of seriously damaging this country's reputation for excellence in the conduct of commercial and heavy civil litigation.
Lord Falconer has been responsible for both these wise and statesman-like actions and it is right that, having voiced criticism in the past, I should now give him full credit for this.
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 Resignation of Taylor as Lord Chief Justice leaves judicial vacuum
There is a strongly held view at the Bar that the new Lord Chief Justice needs, like Lord Taylor and his predecessor, to have wide experience of criminal law both as a barrister and on the bench.
Appointed a High Court judge in the Queen's Bench Division in 1987 at the age of 50, he was presiding judge on the Western Circuit from 1991 to 1994 and chairman of the criminal committee of the Judicial Studies Board from 1989 to 1991.
Paying tribute yesterday to Lord Taylor's four years as Lord Chief Justice, David Penry-Davey, QC, the Bar Council chairman, said he had been "entirely devoid of pomp and nonsense" and was a "breath of fresh air in the ranks of the senior judiciary".
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 Lord Phillips to be next Lord Chief Justice - 17 June 2005
Lord Nicholas Phillips of Worth Matravers is to become the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.
Lord Justice Anthony Clarke will subsequently take over Lord Phillips’ current role as Master of the Rolls, which Lord Phillips has held since June 2000.
Lord Woolf welcomed the new appointments, stating that he was sure the changes would enable the constitutional changes brought about by the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 to continue to be implemented smoothly.
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 Lord Chief Justice Of England Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Presently the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is the Lord Woolf.
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 Constitutional Reform Bill [HL]
with the concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice.
concurrence of the Lord Chief Justice and the Lord President of the Court of
in sub-paragraph (3) for “by the Lord Chancellor” substitute “by the
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 Constitutional Reform Bill [HL]
Ireland, of the Lord Chief Justice of Northern
In subsection (5) for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.
Justice, the Secretary of State must give the Lord Chief Justice and the
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 Francis BRYAN (Lord Chief Justice of Ireland)
In 1543, on the appointment of John Dudley, Lord Lisle as admiral, Bryan was made vice-admiral because of ‘his experience in sea matters’.
Bryan's marriage to the widow of the 9th Earl of Ormond was probably a political match designed to prevent her marriage to the Desmond heir, a union which in the event it merely postponed.
In Nov 1548 Bryan arrived in Dublin to take up the office of lord marshal: a year later he was made lord justice pending the arrival of a new lord deputy to replace Sir Edward Bellingham, who had resented his appointment, but on 2 Feb 1550 he died suddenly at Clonmel from an unknown cause.
www.tudorplace.com.ar /Bios/FrancisBryan(JusticeofIreland).htm   (1973 words)

 Aximsite - Axim, me, and a Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
I followed the clerk and found the Lord Chief lounging in an armchair.
The Court of Appeal is the second highest legal court in the UK (beneath the House of Lords), and Lords of Appeal are a small group of men who have risen to the very pinnacle of the legal world.
They are usually ex-barristers, queen's counsels, high court judges...and once appointed by the Lord Chancellor, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and the Queen (i.e.
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