News New Lord Chief Justice backs judicial independence By The Lawyer 11 October 2005 14:09 14 December 2015 00:56 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer martin cruttwell 9 February 2011 at 20:34 perhaps other readers might like to obtain a copy of former LCJ Lord Hewart’s “The New Despotism” 1929 in which he forwarned of the arrival of a Minister of Justice. Presumably a Minister of Justice like ALL OTHER MINISTERS is a POLITICAL ANIMAL who is “responsible” for the administration of justice, but as Lord Hewart points out, that used to be the function of the Lord Chancellor who was not an active politician. It was the judiciary who were responsible for the administration of justice. now it is a politician. watch events unfold. since our politicians have committed treason against the Crown and our English constitution why should they care about a small matter of “justice”? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.