Judicial Behaviour & Conduct

The Act of Settlement 12 years later, which continues to ensure that no Catholic can sit on the throne and only recently saw its provision for male primogeniture expunged from the statute book, also further restricted the powers of the Crown. Among its clauses was a provision that judges held office on the basis of their own good conduct rather than at the direct say-so of the Sovereign, thereby establishing the independence of the judiciary.


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