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Who is the Head of State? The monarch is Head of State and is formally: • the Supreme Executive Officer of the State • the Supreme Governor of the Church of England •...

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The judicial branch The judicial branch of government in England and Wales operates independently of the executive and legislature, and contains the Senior Courts, which...

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What is a Royal Charter? The term 'Royal Charter' has transformed over time. Originally, a Royal Charter was a procedure by which the Crown could grant corporate...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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Source of doctrine The origins of the doctrine are often traced to John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government (1689), in which he identified the 'executive' and...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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