Next Lord Chief Justice


Lord Justice Burnett has been appointed as the next Lord Chief Justice. Aged 59, he was called to the Bar in 1980 and practised mainly in common law and public law. He took Silk in 1998, became a Recorder in 2000 and was appointed to the High Court in 2008. He was Vice Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission from November 2015 until March 2017.

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