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Lord Sumption’s Valedictory Remarks

Lord Sumption’s Valedictory Remarks – Wednesday 12 December 2018: Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court and Lord Grabiner QC gave remarks on the occasion of Lord Sumption’s valedictory in the UK Supreme Court. Lord Sumption himself also gave a speech. Lord Sumption became a Justice of The Supreme Court in January 2012. After reading history at Magdalen College, Oxford, and serving for four years as a history Fellow of the College, Lord Sumption was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1975 and took Silk in 1986. His practice covered all aspects of Commercial, EU and Competition, Public and Constitutional Law. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 1992 and served as a Recorder between 1993 and 2001. He was appointed as a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey in 1995. Lord Sumption was a Judicial Appointments Commissioner from 2006 to 2011. He is also an accomplished historian.


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