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Lord Woolf - Former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Tim Franks talks to Lord Woolf, the man who was, until his retirement in 2005, England and Wales's most senior judge.

There aren't many parts of the British establishment that have escaped a battering in recent years. Parliament, the press and the police have all been embroiled in scandals, and they've all plummeted in the public's esteem. One of the few institutions to have escaped - so far - is the judiciary, so long and so often held up as a model around the world. But with the judge-led report into the British press about to be published, is there a danger of the judiciary being consumed by controversy? And is the British government on a constitutional collision course with what it sees as over-powerful, unaccountable judges?

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 29 Nov 2012 00:30
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