The UK’s highest court of appeal, the Supreme Court has announced two new judicial appointments.
In January this year Lord Lloyd-Jones and Lady Arden retired as Justices of the UK Supreme Court, having reached the mandatory retirement age as it then stood.
After the increase in the retirement age and following the recommendations of an independent selection commission two new judicial appointments have been announced. Lord Lloyd-Jones has been re-appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court, and Sir David Richards is appointed as a Justice. Both judges were, and are, eligible to sit in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
Welcoming these judicial appointments, Lord Reed said:
[Lord Lloyd-Jones] has continued to hear cases as a member of the Court’s Supplementary Panel. He will continue to make an enormously valuable contribution to the Court on a wide range of cases, and especially in dealing with appeals in the field of international law and criminal law.
"We are also delighted that Sir David Richards will be joining us as a Justice of the Court. His outstanding legal ability and breadth of experience, notably in company law and corporate insolvency, will maintain the Court’s expertise in these areas following Lady Arden’s retirement, and will be invaluable in maintaining the high quality of our judgments and our reputation as an international centre of legal excellence.
Louise di Mambro OBE, consultant in Blake Morgan’s Privy Council team, commented:
Like the other members of the UK Supreme Court, Lord Lloyd-Jones and Sir David will also sit on appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. And, as Lord Reed's welcoming remarks show, both Judges will bring expertise which will be particularly relevant to those jurisdictions which have the Judicial Committee as their final court of appeal.
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