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Lord Wilson of Culworth retires as a Supreme Court Justice

Lord Reed pays tribute to his work

Lord Wilson of Culworth has retired as a Supreme Court Justice following his 75th birthday on Saturday 9 May 2020.

Lord Wilson was appointed to the Supreme Court in May 2011, and since that time he has given countless important judgments.

Lord Wilson was called to the Bar in 1967 (Inner Temple), and became a Queen's Counsel in 1987. He was appointed a Recorder the same year. In 1993 he became a bencher and was appointed to the High Court, sitting in the Family Division, and was appointed a knight bachelor. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2005 and was also appointed to the Privy Council. On 26 May 2011 he joined the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, succeeding Lord Saville of Newdigate.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, it has not been possible to hold a valedictory ceremony for Lord Wilson, as would normally be done for a retiring judge. Instead, the President of the Supreme Court, Lord Reed, has made a short video to pay tribute to his work and to say a fond farewell to him on behalf of all at the Supreme Court.

For the video, click here.