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Building the UK's New Supreme CourtNational and Comparative Perspectives$
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Andrew Le Sueur

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.001.0001

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The Conception of the UK's New Supreme Court

The Conception of the UK's New Supreme Court

(p.3) 1 The Conception of the UK's New Supreme Court
Building the UK's New Supreme Court

Andrew Le Sueur

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with details on the Labour government's decision to abolish the office of Lord Chancellor and establish a new supreme court in 2003. It then discusses the concept of the new supreme court and the reasons for reform. The chapter explains the three broad and overlapping themes linking the contributions to this book. An overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords:   Lord Chancellor, supreme court, constitutional reform, Labour government

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