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20Thcenturyreforms

The judicial role of the House of Lords continued to change as a result of European Union membership in 1973 and the Human Rights Act 1998

Furtherreform

The 19th century saw further reform of the House of Lords' judicial functions

Civilwar

How the judicial work of the House of Lords developed in the 17th and 18th centuries

Broughamvaux

The new Lord Chancellor makes his mark

Supremecourt

After centuries as the UK's highest court of appeal, the judicial role of the House of Lords transfers to a separate Supreme Court from 1 October 2009

Highcourtparliament

The judicial functions of the House of Lords from the early Middle Ages until the Civil War

Professionalcourt

During the 19th century the judicial functions of the House of Lords were formalised and became increasingly professional

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From the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005

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From the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005

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