Law Lords

The law lords are chosen by the Lord Chancellor to form the highest court in the United Kingdom, which is the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. They are nominally members of the House but they do not operate as such. When they retire they become life peers.

At the time of writing, the Government has announced that the law lords are to be stripped of their right to sit in the Lords and that the Appellate Committee is to be reconstituted as a Supreme Court.