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Anything that might embarrass the Lord Chancellor?

Guy Gozem

In September 2012, David Cameron chose to appoint Chris Grayling as the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005. It provides –

Qualifications for office of Lord Chancellor

2 Lord Chancellor to be qualified by experience

(1) A person may not be recommended for appointment as Lord Chancellor unless he appears to the Prime Minister to be qualified by experience

(2) The Prime Minister may take into account any of these—

….(a) experience as a Minister of the Crown;
….(b) experience as a member of either House of Parliament;
….(c) experience as a qualifying practitioner;
….(d) experience as a teacher of law in a university;
….(e) other experience that the Prime Minister considers relevant.

Here’s just some of what David Cameron had to go on when he decided that, of all those qualified under the Act to become Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and Secretary of…

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