Law Court Terms with "L"

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Law Commission: independent body set up by Parliament to review and recommend reform of the law in England and Wales.

Law Lord: the unofficial title of the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary. The Law Lords were promoted from the Court of Appeal England and Wales, or their equivalents in Scotland and Northern Ireland, to sit in the House of Lords, the highest judicial body for the United Kingdom until the creation of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Lawyer: general term for someone practising law, such as a solicitor or barrister.

Lincoln's Inn: one of the four Inns of Court based in London which every barrister in England and Wales must belong to before they are called to the Bar.

Lord Chancellor: formerly the head of the judiciary the Lord Chancellor’s role was drastically altered by the introduction of the Constitutional Reform Act in 2005 when it was combined with the role of the Secretary of State for Justice. The current Lord Chancellor deals with the courts system, prisons, probation and constitutional affairs as well as involvement in ceremonial duties such as the opening of Parliament.

Lord Chief Justice (LCJ): Head of the judiciary of England and Wales and President of the Courts of England and Wales. Scotland's most senior judge is the Lord President, who always holds the title of Lord Justice General, although the holder of this post does not take responsibility for the entire judiciary, and Northern Ireland has its own Lord Chief Justice.

Lord Justice-General of Scotland (LJ of Sc): the Lord Justice-General is head of the judiciary in Scotland, and Presiding Judge (and Senator) of the College of Justice and Court of Session.