Appointment of a High Court Judge Member to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee

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Following an Expression of Interest (EoI) exercise, The Master of the Rolls has appointed Mr Justice Pepperall as a High Court Judge member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) for 3 years commencing 21 March 2024.

The CPRC is a non-departmental public body. It was established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (CPA 1997) to make rules of court, setting out the practice and procedure, for the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Court.

The Lord Chief Justice has the power (under the CPA 1997) to appoint judicial members to the CPRC and that power has been delegated to the Master of the Rolls, Head of Civil Justice and statutory Chair of the CPRC. 


Sir Edward Pepperall was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1989 and took silk in 2013. He was appointed a Recorder in 2009, Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) in 2013, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016 (Queen’s Bench, now King’s Bench, & Chancery) and a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Falklands Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands in 2017.

He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2018 and sits in the King’s Bench Division. He is a judge of the Technology & Construction Court and was a Presiding Judge for the Midlands from 2020 to 2023