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Monday, 21 November 2016

These major appointments... continue the Faculty’s long tradition of representation at the highest levels of the judiciaryRichard Fentiman

Three Cambridge graduates have been appointed to senior positions in the judiciary.

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Vos has become Chancellor of the High Court and Head of the Chancery Division. Sir Geoffrey Vos, a graduate of Gonville and Caius College, became a Justice of the High Court in 2009 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013. His appointment follows the recent elevation of the previous Chancellor, Sir Terence Etherton, a graduate of Corpus Christi College, to the office of Master of the Rolls.

The Rt Hon Lady Justice Gloster has been appointed as Vice-President of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division. Dame Elizabeth Gloster graduated from Girton College and was Judge in charge of the Commercial Court from 2010-2012. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2013.

The Hon Mr Justice Irwin has been appointed to the Court of Appeal. Sir Stephen Irwin graduated from Jesus College. He was appointed as a Justice of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division in 2006, and was a member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

The Chair of the Faculty, Professor Richard Fentiman, commented:

"We congratulate our graduates on these major appointments, which continue the Faculty’s long tradition of representation at the highest levels of the judiciary. In addition to these recent promotions it is especially notable that both The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, and The Master of the Rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, are Cambridge law graduates, as are three Justices of the Supreme Court: Lady Hale, Deputy President of the Court, Lord Carnwath, and Lord Clarke."