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Monday 20 April 2009

Justice of the UK Supreme Court

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Right Honourable Sir Anthony Peter Clarke, the Master of the Rolls, as a Justice of the Supreme Court with effect from 1 October 2009 upon the retirement of the Right Honourable The Lord Scott of Foscote who retires on 30 September 2009. He will be the first Justice to be appointed direct to the Supreme Court.

Biographical Note

Sir Anthony Peter Clarke (65) was called to the Bar in 1965, took Silk in 1979, was appointed a Recorder in 1985 and was made a Bencher in 1987. He was appointed to the High Court in 1993 and then to the Court of Appeal in 1998. In 2005 he was appointed as Master of the Rolls. He has been Head of Civil Justice since 2005.

Sir Anthony was knighted in 1993.

Note for Editors

The UK Supreme Court is launched on 1 October 2009. On that date The Right Honourable Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers will become the President of the Supreme Court and the Law Lords will become Justices of the Supreme Court.

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