Following the recent retirements of Lord Sumption and Lord Clarke, the Supreme Court will shortly benefit from the maritime and commercial experience of Lord Justice Hamblen who will join on 13 January 2020. This goes some way to address recent concerns that the Supreme Court is under-represented in terms of shipping. It will also reinforce the attractiveness of English law and jurisdiction and London as an arbitral seat for maritime and commercial matters.
Lord Reed will replace Lady Hale as President of the Supreme Court with effect from 11 January 2020 and Lord Justice Leggatt and Professor Andrew Burrows will also join the Court as justices on 21 April and 2 June 2020 respectively.
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