Retirement of Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson

Lord John Anthony Dyson retires as Master of the Rolls with effect from 3 October 2016.

Notes to editors

Lord Dyson (73) was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1968, took silk in 1982 and elected a Bencher in 1990. His first judicial appointment was as a Recorder in 1986 and he was subsequently appointed to the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 1993. He was a Member of the Judicial Studies Board from 1994 to 1998 and the Presiding Judge of the Technology and Construction Court from 1998 to 2001 when he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and appointed to the Privy Council. He was the deputy Head of Civil Justice from 2003 to 2006 and specialised in civil law throughout his career. He was deputy Chairman of the Civil Justice Council from 2003 to 2006 and then Chairman from 2012. He was also Chairman of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee from 2012 after serving as a Member from 2002 to 2006.

Lord Dyson was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court in April 2010 and was then appointed Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice with effect from 1 October 2012.

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