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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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lord_Chief_Justice_of_England_and_Wales   (1265 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Lord Lane, Birmingham Six appeal judge, dies
Lord Lane, the former lord chief justice of England and Wales, perhaps best known for his judgment in throwing out the appeal of the Birmingham Six before their convictions were later quashed, has died at the age of 87.
Lord Lane is widely regarded as having been a highly skilled and effective lord chief justice of England and Wales during a period of challenge for an outdated criminal law system.
The former lord chief justice, famed in legal circles for his intellect, was educated at Shrewsbury and went on to read classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he excelled as a scholar and a sportsman.
www.guardian.co.uk /crime/article/0,2763,1554455,00.html   (459 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lord Woolfe, Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales, Mr.
Criminal justice, asylum and the prevention of terrorism have been particular targets of such rhetoric, and a series of measures have been introduced in respect of them which, often on the very limit of what the respect for human rights allows, occasionally overstep this mark.
In a ruling of December last year, the House of Lords declared the indefinite detention without charge of foreigners suspected of involvement in international terrorism under powers requiring a derogation from the ECHR to be discriminatory and disproportionate in nature and incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the Convention.
www.coe.int /T/E/Commissioner_H.R/Communication_Unit/CommDH(2005)6_E.doc   (21094 words)

  
 Blackstone Chambers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The members of Blackstone Chambers are delighted to welcome Lord Woolf as a non resident member on his retirement as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.
Lord Woolf was appointed as Lord Justice of Appeal in 1986 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1992.
Between 1996 and 2000 Lord Woolf held the position of Master of the Rolls and in 2000 was appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, a position from which he retired in September 2005.
www.blackstonechambers.com /news.asp   (615 words)

  
 Opinions on the Subject of Negro Servitude
Sir John Holt was the Lord Chief Justice of England from the late seventeenth to the early eighteenth century.
In 1688 he had a prominent role in William III gaining the throne of England, and soon after was appointed Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
He judged that slavery could not exist in England; his statement that "as soon as a negro comes to England he is free; one may be a villein in England, but not a slave" was made around 1702 during a trial involving an escaped slave.
gateway.uvic.ca /spcoll/digit/slavery_opinion/commentary/bio_holt.htm   (278 words)

  
 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.
perseus.herts.ac.uk /uhinfo/index.cfm?019D0558-0E94-5DD9-D30C-258CD079492E   (471 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Lord Woolf said: “This is an exciting time for UCL, and I am particularly looking forward to coming back to the university and working to support its ongoing programme aimed at maintaining its status as one of the world's leading universities.
Lord Woolf was born in Newcastle in May 1933 and educated at Glasgow Academy and Fettes College Edinburgh, then at University College London where he graduated in Law in 1954.
Lord Woolf was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1992.
www.ucl.ac.uk /development/experts/newpages/pressreleases/CouncilLordWoolf.htm   (514 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Chief Justice regrets appeal surge
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, who will be sworn in on Monday, said litigants were less prepared to accept adverse rulings.
Lord Phillips said there was an increasing "resort to litigation, particularly in fields of public law...
The incoming Lord Chief Justice expressed sympathy for these people, saying it was important to devise ways of stopping them being sucked into litigation.
news.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/01/nlaw01.xml   (333 words)

  
 Bulgers get their say on killers' time in custody
LORD WOOLF, who was sworn in as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales yesterday, said he would take into account the views of the family of the murdered two-year-old James Bulger before deciding the minimum period that his two killers should stay in custody.
Lord Woolf said he considered it "very important" that all those involved in the Bulger case should have "an opportunity to have an input" in fixing the tariff and that was why the process had taken longer than the courts would have liked.
At his press conference, Lord Woolf said that one of his main concerns would be to seek to improve public confidence in the criminal justice system, and that meant explaining decisions, no matter how unpopular, in terms the media and public understood.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/2000/06/07/nbulg07.html   (698 words)

  
 Telegraph | News | Falconer keeps new law chief waiting
Lord Phillips, the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, was kept standing in an alley for 10 minutes yesterday while he waited for breakfast with Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor.
A dozen law lords were so irritated at being kept waiting that they refused to take their places in the procession from Westminster Abbey to Westminster Hall and slipped in through another entrance.
Despite this, he presided over the Court of Appeal when Lord Phillips was sworn in, along with Sir Anthony Clarke, his successor as Master of the Rolls, and Sir Igor Judge, the President of the Queen's Bench Division.
news.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/04/nlaw04.xml   (321 words)

  
 Overflowing cells are reason for policy change
Lord Woolf, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, has decreed that burglars should go to jail only in the most extreme circumstances.
Lord Woolf's job is to inject consistency into sentencing but the principal reason behind these latest directions is that the prisons are so full that the Government and the judicial authorities are desperate to cut the numbers.
Lord Woolf's principal concern is the size of the prison population, which he feels is responsible for high reconviction rates.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/810990/posts   (1164 words)

  
 lord chief justice --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
in England and Wales, the head of the Queen's (or King's) Bench Division of the High Court of Justice and next in rank to the lord chancellor.
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.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9048950   (919 words)

  
 New Lord Chief Justice backs judicial independence - 11 October 2005
The new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Philips of Worth Matravers, today (11 October) affirmed his commitment to the independence of the judiciary in a year when he takes over the judicial responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor.
Lord Philips said that “omens are favourable” that money may soon be available for the development of a new Commercial Court, adding that there was a “strong business case” for it.
The Lord Chief Justice said he will sit regularly in all three divisions of the High Court - criminal, civil and family - but he has appointed the president of the Queen’s Bench Division, Sir Igor Judge, to be head of criminal justice in order to focus in this field.
www.thelawyer.com /cgi-bin/item.cgi?id=117087&d=122&h=24&f=46   (398 words)

  
 A Touch of Tim - The Brookes Diaries
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers has officially replaced Lord Woolf as the new Chief Justice of England and Wales.
Lord Steyn was one of UK's most senior judges, highly respected as a liberalist whom along with other senior law lords such as Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead sought to develop the law to better-suit the realities of the modern society.
He is the descendant of the knight, the crusader; he is the defender of the defenseless and the champion of justice...
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Top judge warns off politicians
Lord Phillips said he was taking up the post of Lord Chief Justice at a time when there was a perception that judges were in conflict with the government.
Lord chancellor Lord Falconer said this summer he was considering new laws forcing judges to take more account of national security when deciding whether to deport terror suspects.
Lord Phillips said the task of a judge when considering whether an order for deportation had been properly made was constrained by statute, in particular the Human Rights Act.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/4330444.stm   (501 words)

  
 Neutral Citation Number: [2004] EWCA Civ1329
This is an appeal, brought with permission granted by Lord Justice Laws on 26 March 2004, against the decision of Eady J made on 12 February 2004 by which he declined to set aside an order made by Master Whittaker on 2 October 2003.
Lord Goff of Chieveley made it clear that despite the use of the Latin adjective conveniens the real question in these cases was, which was the more appropriate forum.
As the Lord Chief Justice pointed out in the course of argument, it makes little sense to distinguish between one jurisdiction and another in order to decide which the defendant has "targeted", when in truth he has "targeted" every jurisdiction where his text may be downloaded.
www.law.pitt.edu /madison/cyberlaw/supplement/lewis_v_king.htm   (7032 words)

  
 Justice Junction's Innocence Lost The Murder of Two Year Old James Buglar
ALL Material on Justice Junction is © Copyright 2000-2003 by Justice Junction and may not be used with the express permission of Justice Junction.
Justice Junction is standing behind her in this legal battle that has all but forgotten that a child who's life hadn't yet begun was taken from his family, from us a society.
Lord Wolf, Chief Justice of England and Wales....
www.justicejunction.com /innocence_lost_murder_james_buglar.htm   (915 words)

  
 BBC News | UK | Senior judiciary shake-up
There is to be a major shake-up of the senior judiciary, with the appointment of a new Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales and a new senior law lord.
Lord Bingham is the first person to be directly appointed as the top law lord to hear appeals from throughout the United Kingdom.
Lord Woolf moves up from Master of the Rolls to Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.
news.bbc.co.uk /low/english/uk/newsid_778000/778814.stm   (403 words)

  
 SENIOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS
Lord Bingham of Cornhill (born 13th October 1933) had been Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since 1996.
He was appointed to the High Court Bench (Queen's Bench Division) in 1980; a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1986; and Master of the Rolls in 1992.
He was appointed to the High Court Bench (Queen's Bench Division) in 1979; a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1986; a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1992; and Master of the Rolls in 1996.
www.number-10.gov.uk /output/Page2804.asp   (402 words)

  
 News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The British Pakistan Law Council (BPLC) has announced that Lord Philips of Worth Matravers, the new Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is to be the co-chair of the BPLC following the retirement of The Right Honourable Lord Woolf as Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales.
Lord Woolf retired on September 30, and the new appointment of Lord Phillips took effect from October 1.
It is co-chaired by the Chief Justice of England and Pakistan.
feeds.unitedkingdomnews.net /?rid=5a2ef8e50ef4542f&...   (296 words)

  
 Speeches
Lord Justice Judge, Deputy Chief Justice for England and Wales, at the reception of the Inner London Branch
Clause 22: To ensure that the chairman and deputy chairmen of the local justice area are consulted on the appointment of a JC for that area- to require their agreement to that appointment.
Lord Chancellor without your endorsement and close personal interest neither this nor the project which we celebrated here 2 years ago for unsighted men and women who are now magistrates, would have been the successes that they are today
www.magistrates-association.org.uk /reports/speeches.htm   (1761 words)

  
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Biographical Note: Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (67) was called to the bar in 1962, took silk in 1978 and was appointed a Recorder in 1982.
In 1999 he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, and in 2000 he was appointed Master of the Rolls.
Notes for Editors: Lord Justice Judge is to be the first President of the Queen's Bench Division.
magistrate.co.uk /documents/association/new-lord-chief-justice-6.05.doc   (275 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
LORD Bingham of Cornhill, the Lord Chief Justice, is to take over as head of the law lords in a move designed to create a US-style supreme court before the Human Rights Act comes into force in October.
The decision, disclosed in The Times last week, will boost the strength of the House of Lords as the final court of appeal, especially as from October its 12 law lords will be the arbiters of a host of key social and political issues.
Lord Bingham's successor as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales is to be Lord Woolf, 66, the present Master of the Rolls, the Prime Minister announced last night.
www.lawteacher.net /Articles/0509.htm   (122 words)

  
 Constitutional Reform Bill [HL]
In subsection (1) for “by the Lord Chancellor” substitute “by the Lord Chief
In subsection (1) for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.
In subsection (2)(a) for “Lord Chancellor” substitute “Lord Chief Justice”.
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk /pa/cm200405/cmbills/018/05018.103-109.html   (1873 words)

  
 Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 Common Pleas, leaving the head of the King's (or Queen's) Bench to be known simply as the Lord Chief Justice.
The courts, however, were combined in 1873, leaving a single Chief Justice.
Lord Chief Justices of England (later England and Wales), 1873-present
sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/lord_chief_justice_of_england_and_wales   (319 words)

  
 Department for Constitutional Affairs - Speeches - Valedictory Address on the retirement of Lord Woolf of Barnes Lord ...
His belief in a proper system of justice accessible to all underpins his steadfast view that it is wrong to seek to make the civil courts wholly self financing.
As Lord Chief Justice, his moves to introduce effective Crown Court case management have the full-hearted support of the Bar.
The manner of the announcement two years ago that the office of Lord Chancellor was to be abolished and a new constitutional settlement put in place was surprising to say the least.
www.dca.gov.uk /judicial/speeches/gm290705.htm   (1031 words)

  
 Lord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In feudalism, a lord (French: ''seigneur'') is an aristocracyaristocrat who claims dominion over a portion of land and the produce and labour of the serf/s living thereon.
In the United Kingdom, the hereditary lords were until recent years automatically members of the House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament.
The title is used by senior judges: the Law Lords or "Lords of Appeal in Ordinary" who are life barons, judges of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, who are known as "Lords Justices of Appeal" and judges of the Scottish Court of Session who are known as "Lords of Council and Session";
www.infothis.com /find/Lord   (683 words)

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