Who was the first Chief Justice of England?

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Lily Chitlangiya asked 12 days ago in Law & Legal Issues by Lily Chitlangiya

Who was the first Chief Justice of England?


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Sanjay Goenka answered 11 days ago by Sanjay Goenka

       Who was the first Chief Justice of England?

                    Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers was the first Chief justice of England

The Constitutional Reform Act (2005) performed the main role in this Appointment. This was the act with the effect of which the role of President of the Queen Bench Division was separated and the new appointment was grabbed by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.

This is an act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, it had given the right to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdome to confiscate the power of the previous parliament of United Kingdome, it had given the Right to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdome to confiscate the Powers and Jurisdiction of the Lords of Law as well as the Privy council judicial Committee. This change in the system eliminated the Functions of the Speaker of the House of Lords. Also with this Reform, the Judiciary of England and Wales’s Speaker’ functions have deteriorated.
The Bill subjecting to the reform’s aim was presented in the House of Lords on 24 February 2004, in which many objectionable issues were raised for the reforms. Some of them are as follows-

1- Abolition of Lord Chancellor’s office which was also known to be the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
2- The second concern was to deliver the Law Lords of the House of Lords to a new court “Supreme Court of the United Kingdome” that should be set up by the government.
3- Also many changes have been raised in the Bill like the changes in the Judicial Committee, changes to the position of Lord Chief Justice, and including some changes in the Privy Council of the Judicial Committee.

On 21 March 2005, the Bill was approved by both the Houses and got sealed of Royal Assent on 24 March.