Law Lords

Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, commonly known as Law Lords, were appointed under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 to the House of Lords of the United Kingdom in order to exercise its judicial functions, which included acting as the highest court of appeal for most domestic matters. The House of Lords, however, lost its judicial functions upon the establishment of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in October 2009; those in office became Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and lost their right to speak and vote in the House of Lords until their retirement as Justices of the new court.

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Robert Schifreen - Law Lords
... The Crown then appealed to the House of Lords, but the appeal was turned down in April 1988 ... The Law Lords agreed that the "making of a false instrument", a key part of proving a forgery case, revolved around the production of a "memory segment" with false information as the computer had ...
Judicial Clothing - Commonwealth Countries - England and Wales - Judges
... of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords (or "Law Lords") and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council have never worn court dress at all (although advocates appearing before them do) ... the Justices of that Court, being former Law Lords, have retained the Law Lords' tradition of sitting unrobed ...
Law Lords - Senior and Second Senior Law Lord
... of the United Kingdom The two most senior Lords of Appeal in Ordinary were designated the Senior and Second Senior Lords of Appeal in Ordinary respectively ... The Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary historically was the Law Lord who was senior by virtue of having served in the House for the longest period ... With the appointment of Lord Bingham of Cornhill in 2000, however, it became an appointed position ...
Parliament Acts 1911 And 1949 - Validity of The 1949 Act
... Since the 1949 Act became law, doubts were raised by some legal academics as to whether the use of the 1911 Act to pass the 1949 Act, which amended the 1911 Act itself, was valid ... Three main concerns were raised The continued ability of the House of Lords to veto a bill to prolong the life of Parliament would not be entrenched if the 1911 Act could be used to amend itself ... Parliament (that is, the Commons and the Lords acting together) delegated its ability to pass legislation to another body (the Commons alone) ...
Supreme Court Of The United Kingdom - History
... there had been no criticism of the then-current Law Lords or any indication of an actual bias, it argued that the separation of the judicial functions of the Judicial Committee of the House of Lords ... of impartiality and independence limited the ability of the Law Lords to contribute to the work of the House itself, thus reducing the value to both them and the House of their membership ... It was not always understood by the public that judicial decisions of "the House of Lords" were in fact taken by the Judicial Committee and that non-judicial ...

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