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An evening with Lord Neuberger

  • The Signet Library Parliament Square Edinburgh, EH1 1RN (map)

The WS Society and PLA Scotland present

An evening with Lord Neuberger, President of The Supreme Court


The Right Honourable the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury is the UK's most senior judge. At this special event, Lord Neuberger will share his thoughts on the rule of law, democracy, the place of judges in modern society and some personal experiences from the bench. This is a rare opportunity to hear from one of the country’s most distinguished legal figures.

Lord Neuberger was appointed President of the Supreme Court in 2012. Lord Neuberger was educated at Westminster School and studied Chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. After graduating, he worked in merchant banking until he was called to the Bar in 1974. Lord Neuberger was made a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and became a Bencher for Lincoln's Inn in 1993. His first judicial appointment was as a Recorder from 1990 until 1996, when he was appointed a High Court judge in the Chancery Division. He was then a Supervisory Chancery Judge from 2000 - 2004.

Since 1999, Lord Neuberger has been Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Spoliation of Art (in the Holocaust). Between 2000 to 2011 he was governor of the University of Arts London and from 2013 to 2014 Chairman of the Schizophrenia Trust. In 2014 he became a patron of MHUK.

In January 2004 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. In 2007 he was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created a life peer as Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury. He held the post of Master of the Rolls from 1 October 2009.  

This is a special event for Writers to the Signet and members of PLA Scotland. There is no charge to attend. There is limited capacity and early booking is recommended. Refreshments will be provided.

This event is co-produced with

Earlier Event: 2 June
Agricultural Law Conference
Later Event: 15 June
Corporate Conference