Letter: Fine judgement

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Sir: The elevation of a judge to the office of Lord Chief Justice is by selection, not an election ("Senior judges round on the Tories", 9 October). The Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor must select whom they consider the right judge for the office.

What would the press say if it was by election? "14 old codgers elect one of their own to top job". The views of 14 Lord Justices of Appeal are as relevant, constitutionally, is my own.


Arnold Rosen and Co, solicitors

London W1