Supreme Court titles

Every Justice of the Supreme Court will from now on be styled as “Lord” or “Lady” after the Queen signed a warrant on 13 December to ensure uniformity of address. The courtesy title will be conferred upon new Justices for life.

The announcement means that Sir John Dyson, the most recent appointment, will now be styled Lord Dyson. Lord Phillips, President of the Supreme Court, said, “One of the hallmarks of the new court is that, in order to ensure the complete separation of the Court from the legislature, new Justices are not made Life Peers”.