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Selection process begun for appointment of Supreme Court justices to replace retiring Lord Lloyd-Jones and Lady Arden

The process of appointing two new Supreme Court Justices has begun today, with a view to filling the vacancies resulting from the retirement of Lord Lloyd-Jones and Lady Arden of Heswall.

More information can be found on a dedicated section of the Supreme Court website.

The appointments process will be overseen by an independent selection commission, convened by the Lord Chancellor under rules set by Parliament. The members of the commission in this instance will be:

  • Lord Reed, President of the Supreme Court
  • Elizabeth Burnley CBE, member of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland
  • Paul Douglas, member of the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission
  • Lord Kakkar, chair of the Judicial Appointments Commission
  • Lord Justice Vos, Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice.

The closing date for applications is midday on 4 March 2022. Once shortlisting, interviews and the required consultation exercises have taken place, the announcement of the name of the appointees is made by HM Government on behalf of HM Queen with a view to the new post-holder taking up office in early summer.

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