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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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A Constitutional Court for Northern Ireland?

A Constitutional Court for Northern Ireland?

(p.48) (p.49) 3 A Constitutional Court for Northern Ireland?
Building the UK's New Supreme Court

Brice Dickson

Oxford University Press

This chapter charts the relationship between the legal system of the province and the Law Lords. Relatively few appeals from Northern Ireland are heard by the House of Lords and only three of the 105 Law Lords appointed since 1876 have previously served as judges in Northern Ireland. The chapter draws attention to the fact that politically and legally important appeals are, in the absence of more Northern Ireland judges on the UK's top-level court, decided by a ‘particularly “English” group of judges’ with no first-hand knowledge or experience of adjudicating within Northern Ireland itself. Two models for reform are outlined.

Keywords:   Law Lords, legal system, judges, adjudication, Northern Ireland

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