The English Courts

“….in large part the courts are the servants of Parliament. It is our function, when we exercise the judicial review function in relation to the actions of the Government and other public authorities, to ensure that they stay within the bounds that Parliament has given them and exercise those  powers correctly in accordance with Parliament’s instructions…. It is our role to ensure that the other organs of state do what you as Parliament have said what they can or should do. It is still the role of Parliament to make the laws and set the boundaries of what the Government can do.”  (Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, House of Lords Constitution Committee on 29 March 2017 speaking then as Deputy President of the Supreme Court at the annual appearance)

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“Not a place for sensitive souls!”

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“A place where you are expected to be adversarial by nature!”

 

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