What is Lord Chancellor?

  • (noun): The highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords.
    Synonyms: Lord High Chancellor

Lord Chancellor

The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, or Lord Chancellor, is a senior and important functionary in the government of the United Kingdom. He is the second highest ranking of the Great Officers of State, ranking after only the Lord High Steward. The Lord Chancellor is appointed by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister. Prior to the Union there were separate Lord Chancellors of England and Scotland.

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Legal Services Board - Supervision of Regulators
... Draftsmen For Notaries Master of the Faculties The Board has the power to recommend to the Lord Chancellor that he approve further approved regulators ... the regulatory function is performed by a person nominated by the Board Recommend that the Lord Chancellor cancel the regulator's approval ... of Fair Trading, the Competition Commission and the Lord Chancellor on competition issues ...
Civilian Enforcement Officer - Approved Enforcement Agencies
... The Lord Chancellor may approve persons or bodies for the purpose of executing warrants pursuant to section 125B of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 ... The Lord Chancellor must maintain a register containing the names of all persons and bodies approved by him and must make such arrangements as he considers ... A decision by the Lord Chancellor to revoke the approval of a person or body does not have effect to revoke the approval until the Lord Chancellor has informed the person or body ...
Lord Chancellor - Fictional Depictions
... The most celebrated fictional depiction of a Lord Chancellor occurs in Iolanthe, the comic opera by W ... The Lord Chancellor is the central character in the work but is identified only by his title ... who become romantically involved with members of the House of Lords ...
List Of Old Wykehamists - Nineteenth Century
... William Page Wood, 1st Baron Hatherley, Lord Chancellor George Moberly, Headmaster of Winchester, later Bishop of Salisbury Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount. 1877 FA Cup Finalist David Samuel Margoliouth, orientalist William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne, Lord Chancellor Percival Parr, footballer and barrister Theodore Dyke Acland, surgeon and physician. 1st Baron Schuster, Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor 1915–1944 ...
Law Reform Committee
... was a committee in England and Wales appointed by the Lord Chancellor "to consider, having regard especially to judicial decisions, what changes are ... The Lord Chancellor's decision to create this committee was announced on 2 May 1952 by the Attorney General, Lionel Heald, at the dinner of the West Surrey Law Society ...

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