Lord Phillips, President of the Supreme Court, is expected to take up two senior judicial roles in Qatar and Hong Kong on his retirement this autumn. In September, he will succeed Lord Woolf of Barnes as President of the Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre.
Lord Woolf preceded Lord Phillips as both Master of the Rolls and Lord Chief Justice.
Lord Phillips, who is due to retire from the Supreme Court on 30 September, has also been recommended for the role of non-permanent judge of the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong. His appointment will be referred to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council for endorsement. The Court of Final Appeal is made up of five judges, one of which is a non-permanent judge either from Hong Kong or another common law jurisdiction.