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Lord Dyson appointed Master of the Rolls

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Lord Dyson has been appointed as master of the rolls, the head of the civil judiciary in England and Wales.

OL Lord Dyson, a supreme court justice, took up his new post on 1 October, replacing Lord Neuberger, who has become president of the supreme court.

The appointment makes 69 year old Lord Dyson the nation’s second most senior judge. He said: “I am delighted and honoured that I have been appointed as master of the rolls. I am looking forward greatly to working in the court of appeal again.”

Following his education at LGS, Lord Dyson studied classics at Wadham College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar in 1968.

He took Silk in 1982 and was appointed to the High Court in 1993, becoming a presiding judge of the Technology and Construction Court from 1998 to 2001. He was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2010. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2001 and was deputy head of Civil Justice from 2003 to 2006.

Lord Dyson, who was knighted in 1993, gave the key note address at GSAL’s Speech Day in 2011.

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