What are the roles of judges?

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  • Ensure that laws passed are in accordance with the constitution. 
  • Interpret what the law means and set out how it should be applied in particular cases.
  • Preside over criminal trials for serious offences, resolve disputes between individuals, deliver sentences and make sure rules of procedures properly applied. 
  • Some also asked to chair enquiries e.g. Hutton enquiry after the invasion of Iraq.
  • In past if they were Law Lords, the would

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