Sir Geoffrey Vos has been appointed as the next Master of the Rolls and will replace Sir Terence Etherton when he retires on 11 January 2021.
The Master of the Rolls is the second most senior judge in England and Wales after the Lord Chief Justice.
As President of the Court of Appeal’s Civil Division the Master of the Rolls is responsible for the deployment and organisation of the work of the judges of the division as well as presiding in its courts, often hearing the most complex cases across the full range of civil, family and tribunal matters.
The Master of the Rolls is Head of Civil Justice, and as such is chair of the Civil Justice Council and Civil Procedure Rule Committee, with responsibility for the develo...
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