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Friday, 21 July 2017
Photograph courtesy of UK Supreme Court

The Faculty of Law warmly congratulates Lady Hale on her appointment as President of the Supreme Court and Sir David Lloyd Jones on his appointment as one of the Court's three new Justices.

Lady Hale read Law at Girton College, of which she is an Honorary Fellow. She was appointed to the High Court following a distinguished career as an academic. The first woman to be President of the Supreme Court, she was formerly its Deputy President. She was the first woman appointed to the Law Commission, and the first to be appointed to the Supreme Court on its creation in 2009, having been the first to sit as a Lord of Appeal in the House of Lords.

Sir David Lloyd Jones also began his career as an academic. Between 1975 and 1991 he taught at Cambridge as a Fellow of Downing College, where he also studied, and of which he is now an Honorary Fellow. A former Chairman of the Law Commission, he was appointed to the High Court in 2005 and to the Court of Appeal in 2012.

Commenting on these appointments the Chair of the Faculty, Professor Richard Fentiman, said: "The Faculty has a long tradition of representation at the highest levels of the judiciary but these are particularly significant appointments on which we offer Lady Hale and Sir David Lloyd Jones our warmest congratulations."