“The whole office of the Lord Chancellor is a heap of anomalies. He is a judge, and it is contrary to obvious principle that any part of administration should be entrusted to a judge; it is of very great moment that the Lord Chancellor, our chief judge, sits in the cabinet, and makes party speeches in the House of Lords.” (Walter Bagehot, The English Constitution, 1867). Would the abolition of the office of Lord Chancellor resolve the anomalies that attach to the UK doctrine of the separation of powers?