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Monday, 8 March 2021

Lady Justice RoseThe Faculty is delighted to welcome the announcement that Cambridge alumna Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court as a Justice on 13 April. Dame Vivien Rose replaces Lady Black, who retired in January, and is the fourth woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception.

Dame Vivien read Law as an undergraduate at Newnham College, Cambridge, after which she went on to study at Brasenose College, Oxford. She was called to the Bar in 1984 and practised at Monckton Chambers for ten years. She was appointed standing counsel to the Director General of Fair Trading in 1992. In 1995 she left private practice to join the Government Legal Service serving as a legal adviser on financial services at HM Treasury until 2001. In 2002 she was appointed to the Senior Civil Service and moved to the Ministry of Defence as Director of Operational and International Humanitarian Law. From 2005 to 2008 she was seconded to the Office of Counsel to the Speaker of the House of Commons.

In 2006 she was appointed to her first judicial role as a fee-paid Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. She was appointed to further tribunal posts and became a Recorder in the criminal jurisdiction, South Eastern circuit in 2010. In May 2013 Dame Vivien was sworn in as a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. She was President of the Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) between 2015 and 2018 and was a nominated judge of the Financial List from its inception, before being appointed to the Court of Appeal in January 2019.

The Faculty warmly congratulations Dame Vivien on her forthcoming appointment to the Supreme Court.