Lords of appeal in ordinary

Also known as law lords as they sit in the house of lords.

Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (also known as Law Lords) must have 15 years rights of audience experience in the Supreme Court or have held high judicial office for at least 2 years. 

Selection is by invitation and the appointment is made by the Queen on the nomination of the Prime Minister. 

The involvement of the Prime Minister is questionable by some as it could be argued that the Lord Chancellor will have taken soundings and will have all the necessary information about the candidates experience and qualifications.  So it is arguable whether the Prime Minister is able to add anything to the process.

For further information about the role and work of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary: Judiciary of England and Wales

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