Lord Chancellor

The Lord Chancellor is a senior member of the Cabinet. They head the Ministry of Justice as the Secretary of State for Justice.

Prior to the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, the Lord Chancellor was also Speaker of the House of Lords (replaced by the post of Lord Speaker), head of the judiciary (now the responsibility of the Lord Chief Justice) and the senior judge of the House of Lords in its judicial capacity (the Lord Chancellor may no longer sit as a judge).

How to Address the Lord Chancellor

The recommended style of address is as follows:

Beginning of letter My Lord (formal) or Dear Lord Chancellor (social)
Envelope The Rt Hon the Lord Chancellor
Verbal communication According to title or Lord Chancellor
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