Lord Dyson returns to 39 Essex Chambers

Lord Dyson returns to 39 Essex Chambers


Chambers is delighted to announce that The Right Honourable Lord Dyson has returned to 39 Essex Chambers, following his retirement on 2nd October as Master of the Rolls.

In 2012, Lord Dyson was appointed Master of the Rolls and the Head of Civil Justice, the most senior judicial position after the Lord Chief Justice. His appointment was the culmination of an exceptionally distinguished judicial career which spanned thirty years. He was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Justice in 1993 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2001. He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2010.

Prior to becoming a judge, Lord Dyson had a highly successful and varied practice at the Bar. He was called to the Bar in 1968, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and in 1986 joined 39 Essex Chambers as Head of Chambers.

On his return to 39 Essex Chambers, Lord Dyson continues to pursue his eminent legal career, principally as an arbitrator in all areas of law but with a particular focus on commercial, public international law and sports law.

The Right Honourable Lord Dyson comments:

“I am delighted to return to 39 Essex Chambers which has become hugely successful in so many diverse areas of law”.

David Barnes, Chief Executive and Director of Clerking, comments:

“It is a great pleasure to welcome Lord Dyson back to Chambers, following his esteemed judicial career and his retirement this year as the Master of the Rolls.  We very much look forward to working with him again as 39 Essex Chambers further expands its international and domestic arbitration services.”


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