Who Goes Upstairs? Appointments to the House of Lords

THE JUDICIAL HOUSE OF LORDS, Blom-Cooper L., Drewry G. and Dickson B., eds., Oxford University Press, 2009

Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16/2009

17 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2009

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Kate Malleson

Queen Mary University of London, School of Law

Date Written: April 7, 2009

Abstract

The make-up of the House of Lords Appellate Committee and the process by which its members are appointed has attracted relatively little attention. The advent of the new Supreme Court may bring about a shift in the balance between the role of the Court, the attitude of the individual judges and the interest in their judgments outside the Court resulting in an increasing interest in the question of who the Justices are and how they are chosen. If so, this needs to be informed by an understanding of who has sat in the Lords to date and how they got there. This chapter reviews the composition of the Law Lords, the career path to the Court and the nature of the appointments process.

Suggested Citation

Malleson, Kate, Who Goes Upstairs? Appointments to the House of Lords (April 7, 2009). THE JUDICIAL HOUSE OF LORDS, Blom-Cooper L., Drewry G. and Dickson B., eds., Oxford University Press, 2009, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16/2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1374365

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