- Independence important in a liberal democracy. Decisions shouldn't be influenced by government and should be able to function freely.
- Constitutional Reform Act (CRA) 2005 help independence of judicary from legislature and executive - limited the judicial role ofthe Lord Chancellor, established a new Supreme Court separate from HoL and removed Law lords from Parliament.
- How judges are selected - Used to be appointed by government - most senior by PM and others by Lord Chancellor. Led to jobs being given to relatives and friends and were not chosen…