Wednesday 19 October 2016

New Chancellor

In this post in 2013 I noted the elevation of Etherton J to Chancellor and the elevation of Vos J to Vos LJ in response.

Well now its Vos LJ replacing Etherton Ch (who is now MR) to become Chancellor of the High Court and leader of the Chancery Division.  Congratulations to him...

Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos as the Chancellor of the High Court with effect from 24 October 2016. This appointment follows the elevation of Sir Terence Etherton to the post of Master of the Rolls on 3 October 2016.  The Right Honorable Lord Justice Vos was called to the Bar in 1977, and took silk (QC) in 1993. He was appointed as a Justice of the High Court assigned to the Chancery Division in October 2009. Between 2005 and 2009 he was a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, and a Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands between 2008 and 2009.  He sat as a Deputy High Court Judge from 1999 until 2009. He was the Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association from 1999 to 2001 and of the Bar Council in 2007. He was President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from June 2014 to June 2016. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013.