The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones became President of LEDLET in January 2019 having already been a supporter of LEDLET in the past, including showing our students around the Supreme Court during our summer scheme week.
The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones is a justice of the Supreme Court. He became a Justice of The Supreme Court in October 2017. 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 (independent advisor 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. Lord Lloyd-Jones is the first Justice of The Supreme Court to come from Wales.
The Right Honourable the Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd was Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2013 to 2017.
He studied law at the Universities of Cambridge and Chicago and practiced as a barrister from 1972 to 1996, becoming a Queen’s Counsel in 1984. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in 1996, becoming Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court from April 2002 to July 2003, when he was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal.
He was the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 2003 to 2006. From 2008 to October 2011 he was Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and then President of the Queen’s Bench Division from October 2011 to October 2013. He was President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from May 2008 to December 2010.