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Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Qualifications for office of Lord Chancellor

Section 2: Lord Chancellor to be qualified by experience

14.Section 2 provides that a person may not be recommended for appointment as Lord Chancellor unless he appears to the Prime Minister to be qualified by experience. Relevant experience for this purpose could include experience as a Minister of the Crown, or as a Member of either House of Parliament. Experience as a qualifying legal practitioner or as a teacher of law in a University could also be taken into account, as could any other experience considered by the Prime Minister to be relevant.

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