Three more men have been appointed to the UK Supreme Court. Lord Justice Hughes will succeed Lord Dyson and Lord Justice Toulson will succeed Lord Walker. Both will be sworn in April. Lord Hodge will succeed Lord Hope, one of the two Scottish Justices, who retires on 27 June 2013, taking up his role at the beginning of the new legal year, in October 2013. The Equal Justices Initiative is disappointed that the appointments committee did not take the opportunity to appoint another woman to the bench. These appointments take the total number of appointments to the UK Supreme Court since Lady Hale’s ground breaking appointment in January 2004 to fifteen.
Read the UK SC press release.