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Tuesday 1 April 2008

Lord of Appeal appointment

1 April 2008

The Queen has been pleased to approve that The Right Honourable the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, be appointed Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, in succession to the Right Honourable The Lord Bingham of Cornhill KG, who retires on 30 September 2008.

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers will become President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom when the Court is launched in October 2009.

Biographical Notes

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (70) was called to the bar in 1962, took silk in 1978 and was appointed a Recorder in 1982. He was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 1987, and then to the Court of Appeal in 1995. In 1999 he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, and in 2000 he was appointed Master of the Rolls. In 2005 he was appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, and following the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 coming into effect, became Head of the Judiciary in April 2006.

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