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Swearing-in of Dame Ingrid Simler as a Justice of the Supreme Court

Lady Simler
Lady Justice Simler

On Tuesday 14th November at 9.30am, Dame Ingrid Simler will be sworn in as a new Justice of the UK Supreme Court.

The ceremony will take place in Courtroom 1 in the presence of the other Justices, Dame Ingrid's family, friends and invited guests.

Public and press can watch the ceremony via the live stream, which will be available on the Supreme Court website. A short time after the event, the video footage of the swearing-in will be available to view on the Court's YouTube channel. The official photographs will be available on the Court's social media pages.

Notes to Editors

  • The appointment of Dame Ingrid Simler was announced by 10 Downing Street on Tuesday 17th October
  • The public can watch the ceremony at the UK Supreme Court via a livestream from Courtroom 3.
  • Dame Ingrid Simler was called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 1987, having read law at Cambridge University, and completed a post-graduate diploma in EU law at the Europa Institute, University of Amsterdam. She practised at the Bar at Devereux Chambers (where she became Head of Chambers before becoming a judge). She was appointed to the Attorney General's Civil Panel A in 2001 and as Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue (Common Law) in 2002. She took silk in 2006.
  • In 2002 she was appointed Recorder on the South East circuit. She was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010.
  • She became a Judge of the High Court (Queen's Bench Division, now King's Bench Division) in October 2013. In January 2015 she was appointed President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal for a three year term which ended on 31 December 2018.
  • Having served as High Court Liaison Judge for Diversity she was appointed chair of the Diversity Committee of the Judges' Council in 2019. She is also a member of the Civil Executive Team chaired by the Deputy Head of Civil Justice, reporting to the Master of the Rolls.
  • She was sworn in as a Lady Justice of the Court of Appeal in June 2019.
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Contact Information

India Cocking – Deputy Head of Communications
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Watch Lady Simler's swearing-in ceremony