Lord chief justice

This the name given to the judge who presides over the queen's bench division of the high court.

This the name given to the judge who presides over the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court. The passing of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 led to the Lord Chief Justice becoming Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales. The Lord Chief Justice, as President of the Courts of England and Wales, is responsible for representing the views of the judiciary to Parliament and the Government.

The Lord Chief Justice is appointed by a special panel convened by the Judicial Appointments Commission they are usually appointed from among Appeal Court judges - the Lords and Lady Justices or from the Supreme Court.

All judges, when they are sworn in, must take two oaths/affirmations. The first is the oath of allegiance and the second the judicial oath; these are collectively referred to as the judicial oath.

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