Supreme Court (Judges' Independence) Act 1857
An Act for better securing the independence of the judges of the Supreme Court
Whereas the independence of judges is essential to the impartial administration of justice, and one of the best securities to the rights and liberties of Her Majesty's subjects; and it would conduce to the better securing of such independence if the power of suspension or amotion by the Local Government were further limited:
[Section 1 Amended by 25 Geo. V No. 78 ]It shall not be lawful for the Governor, either with or without the advice of the Executive Council, to suspend, or for the Governor to amove, any judge of the Supreme Court unless upon the address of both Houses of Parliament.
[Section 2 Inserted by 25 Geo. V No. 78 ]This Act may be cited as the Supreme Court (Judges' Independence) Act 1857 .