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Lord Reed sworn in as President of the Supreme Court

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Lord Reed has today (13 January) been sworn in as President of the Supreme Court, in succession to Baroness Hale.

Lord Reed was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in February 2012 and has served as Deputy President since June 2018.

Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court he served as a judge in Scotland, sitting from 1998 to 2008 in the Outer House of the Court of Session, where he was the Principal Commercial and Companies Judge, and from 2008 to 2012 in the Inner House.

Lord Reed qualified as an advocate in Scotland and as a barrister in England and Wales. He is the fourth President of the Supreme Court, after Lord Phillips, Lord Neuberger and Baroness Hale.

Lord Justice Hamblen was meanwhile also sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court. He practised at the Commercial Bar from 1982-2008. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997, an Assistant Recorder in 1999 and a Recorder in 2000.

He was appointed to sit as a Justice in the High Court in November 2008 and was a nominated Commercial Court Judge. In February 2016 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal.