Master of the Rolls


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Master of the Rolls

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(Law) (in England) a judge of the court of appeal: the senior civil judge in the country and the Keeper of the Records at the Public Record Office
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Sir Terence Etherton has been made the new Master of the Rolls and will replace Lord Dyson.
The attack comes from the Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judge in England, Lord Neuberger, who said that there was such a "culture of suppression" in the Security Service and the Foreign Office that the public and the courts should "distrust" any assurances from them that they respect human rights.
Thus that selected breed, who used to go on for ever (Lord Denning Master of the Rolls, who died in 1999, aged 100, worked until he was 83) is increasingly quitting at a positively youthful 65.
High point: Made Master of the Rolls, the third most senior judge in England and Wales, in 1935.
Former Master of the Rolls, Lord Donaldson, left, called Blunkett's reaction 'being rude to the referee'.
Lord Justice Nourse, acting master of the Rolls, and U.S.
O'Callaghan's counsel was due to have his challenge of an earlier High Court judge's decision to throw out the case heard by the Master of the Rolls, Lord Woolf, and two other Law Lords next Tuesday, but the hearing has now been postponed on a technicality.
Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls and chairman of the Magna Carta Trust, spoke on the very site at Runnymede where, eight centuries to the day, King John accepted the feudal baron's document that limited the power of the Crown.
The Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, Lord Justice Lloyd Jones and Lady Justice Sharp said that the proceedings were not barred by state immunity and the act of state doctrine.
But the Appeal Court's Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, and two other judges, Lord Justice Richards and Lord Justice Pitchford, ruled the veto was unlawful.
However, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, today pointed out that Finnigan, from Sunderland, had been able to communicate well enough to sell cannabis to undercover police officers and dismissed all his claims as groundless.

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