Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury has been appointed Master of the Rolls with effect from 1 October. Lord Neuberger was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1974 and was made a Bencher in 1993. He took Silk in 1987, and was a Recorder from 1990 until 1996, when he was appointed a High Court judge (Chancery Division). In 2004 he was promoted to the Court of Appeal, and he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 2007. He will take over from Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony who has been appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court.