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International Women's Day - The Right Honourable Lady Justice Rose



This International Women's Day I would like to recognise the achievements of Lady Justice Rose.


Lady Justice Rose studied at Newnham College in Cambridge for her first degree and then continued her studies at Brasenose College in Oxford where she undertook a post-graduate degree. She was subsequently called to the Bar in 1984. She practiced in Monckton Chambers for ten years before she was appointed Standing Counsel to the Director General of Fair Trading in 1992.


Lady Justice Rose's judicial career began in 2006, she was first appointed a fee-paid chair of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. After this, she became a recorder in the criminal jurisdiction in 2010 and three years later in 2013 she was sworn in as a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division. Between 2015 and 2018 she was president of the Upper Tribunal in the tax and chancery chamber before being appointed to the Court of Appeal in January 2019.


It was announced on the 4th of March 2021 that Lady Justice Rose will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on the 13th of April 2021 as a Justice. She will replace Lady Black who retired this January. Lady Justice Rose was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen under the advice of the Prime Minister and Lord Chancellor and she is the fourth woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court.


Lady Justice Rose has been described by the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, as having "outstanding legal ability and breadth of experience 'which' will be invaluable in maintaining the high quality of our judgments and our reputation as an international centre of legal excellence"


It is evident that Lady Justice Rose will be a great addition to the Supreme Court.