Lords of Appeal in Ordinary

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Up to 12 persons, holders of high judicial office or practising barristers of at least 15 years' standing, who are appointed to life peerages under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 to carry out the judicial functions of the House of Lords. Under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 these functions will be transferred to a new Supreme Court and the Law Lords will be removed from the legislature.

Subjects: Law.

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