Former Supreme Court Justice joins School
Lord Toulson, former Justice of the Supreme Court, will be joining the School of Law as a Distinguished Visiting Professor
Roger Grenfell Toulson read law at Cambridge University and was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1969. In his early years at the bar his work was mixed, including crime, family, landlord and tenant, personal injury and general common law, but he specialised in professional negligence and insurance litigation.
He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and served as a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1987 to 1996. In 1996, he was appointed to the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division and was a judge of the Commercial Court and the Administrative Court, and Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit from 1997 to 2002. Between 2002 and 2006, Lord Toulson was Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales.
In 2007 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal of England and Wales. Between 2007 and 2012 he was a member and latterly Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission for England and Wales. In 2013 he was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and retired in September 2016.