Privy Council judicial appointments
Lord Neuberger has been appointed the President of the Supreme
Court and will take up his appointment (replacing Lord Phillips) on
1 October. Lord Neuberger who was a House of Lords Judge and
sat on Privy Council Appeals, therefore moves to the Supreme Court
for the first time. At the time the Supreme Court was
created, he was famously quoted as describing it being created "as
a result of what appears to have been a last minute decision over a
glass of whisky".
With effect from 1 October, Lord Dyson is to
be the Master of the Rolls. Lord Dyson was the first Justice
to be appointed to the Supreme Court after its formation joining
the then existing Lords from the House of Lords. His sharp
intellect in Privy Council cases will be missed.