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Judges 'must leave radical reforms to MPs'

PUBLISHED November 16, 2004

Judges should leave radical law reform to parliament, the country's first female law lord urged last night.

Baroness Hale of Richmond, who was appointed to the House of Lords this year, said judges were "unaccountable to the electorate" and their decision-making processes were "exclusionary".
Delivering The Independent and Law Reform Committee lecture in London, Lady Hale said that judges "were not well-equipped to determine public policy debates".