Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster

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The Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster is an office of the Duchy of Lancaster. The vice-chancellor is appointed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster after consultation with the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.[1] Since 1987, the vice-chancellor has been a High Court judge of the Chancery Division with a term of approximately three years.

Lancashire County Palatine shown within England

The Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster exercises general supervision over the conduct of Chancery division business in the North of England and is an ex-officio member of the court of Lancaster University.

Vice-Chancellors since 1987[edit]

Before the implementation of the Courts Act 1971, the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine was controlled by section 14 of the Administration of Justice Act 1881. From 1973 to 1987, Andrew James Blackett-Ord, a circuit judge held the post.[2] Since then, the office has been held by a Justice of the High Court sitting in the Chancery Division:

References[edit]

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  10. ^ "Welcome to our new Vice-Chancellor" (PDF). Duchy of Lancaster News. Spring 2012. p. 3. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 

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