- The position directly below a chancellor, responsible for assisting or deputizing the role
- A judicial official assigned to aid or replace a chancellor if necessary
- When the chancellor was away, the vice-chancellor took over all of his duties.
- In times of backlog in the court system, a vice-chancellor is usually appointed to help alleviate the heavy caseload.
- The vice-chancellor provided sound advice to the chancellor, providing valuable support in making key legal decisions.