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Swearing-in of Lord Lloyd-Jones as a Justice of the Supreme Court

Swearing-in of Lord Lloyd-Jones as a Justice of the Supreme Court

Tuesday 30 August, 10.30am

Portrait of Lady Justice Rose - New appointment to the Supreme Court
Lord Lloyd-Jones

On Tuesday 30 August, Lord Lloyd-Jones will be sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court in a closed ceremony. This follows the announcement of Lord Lloyd-Jones' reappointment on 17 August.

The ceremony will take place in the Law Library in the Supreme Court building. It will be a closed event with only a small number of guests in attendance. Lord Lloyd-Jones will recite the judicial oath in English and Welsh in the presence of the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed. The other Supreme Court Justices will attend the swearing-in ceremony virtually.

Following the event, a video of the ceremony will be made available on the Court’s YouTube channel.

Notes to Editors

  1. Lord Lloyd-Jones
  2. David Lloyd Jones, The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones, was born and brought up in Pontypridd, Glamorgan where his father was a schoolteacher. He attended Pontypridd Boys’ Grammar School and Downing College, Cambridge. He was a Fellow of Downing College from 1975 to 1991. At the Bar his practice included international law, EU law and public law. He was amicus curiae (advocate to the court) in the Pinochet litigation before the House of Lords.

    A Welsh speaker, Lord Lloyd-Jones was appointed to the High Court in 2005. From 2008 to 2011 he served as a Presiding Judge on the Wales Circuit and Chair of the Lord Chancellor’s Standing Committee on the Welsh Language. In 2012 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and from 2012 to 2015 he was Chairman of the Law Commission. He was appointed as the inaugural President of the Law Council of Wales in October 2021.

    Lord Lloyd-Jones first served as a Justice of the Supreme Court between October 2017 and January 2022. He was the first Justice of the Supreme Court to come from Wales. He stepped down as a Justice on 13 January 2022 after reaching the then mandatory retirement age of 70. On his retirement Lord Lloyd-Jones was appointed to the Supplementary Panel of the Supreme Court. Following the increase of the mandatory retirement age for judicial office holders from 70 to 75 in March 2022, Lord Lloyd-Jones successfully applied to be re-appointed as a Justice.

  3. To request an image of Lord Lloyd-Jones following the ceremony please email You can gain access to the footage of the ceremony through contacting Millbank, in the usual way.

  4. The re-appointment of Lord Lloyd-Jones was announced by 10 Downing Street on 17 August 2022.

  5. The appointment of Sir David Richards was announced at the same time as the reappointment of Lord Lloyd-Jones and details regarding the swearing in of Sir David will follow in due course.

  6. As Lord Lloyd-Jones is being reappointed and had a public swearing-in ceremony in 2017, the swearing-in ceremony of 30 August has been organised as a smaller, private one.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Sophia Linehan-Biggs - Head of Communications
020 7960 1887

Cloe Ofori - Media and Communications Manager
020 7960 1888
07909 686 541