Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury to lead Britain’s Supreme Court

LORD Neuberger of Abbotsbury will become Britain’s top judge in October when he becomes president of the Supreme Court, it was announced yesterday.

As a result the 64-year-old will give up his current position as master of the rolls, the second most senior judicial position in England and Wales, where he is responsible for the civil division of the court of appeal.

“Together with the other members of the court, I will do my best to ensure that it continues to play its proper role in upholding the rule of law, and applying and developing the law in a coherent and principled and practical way, appropriate for today’s world,” he said.

Neuberger has direct experience of the City. After attending Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford he spent three years working at Rothschild investment bank before being called to the bar in 1974.