Sir John Thomas new Lord Chief Justice
22 July 2013
Sir John Thomas, alumnus (TH 1966, Law) and Honorary Fellow has been named as the new Lord Chief Justice, replacing Lord Judge as head of the judiciary of England and Wales. He is currently President of the Queen's Bench Division and will take on the new role from September. Sir John will be responsible for several hundred statutory duties which include representing the views of the judiciary to Parliament, the deployment of judges and allocation of work in courts in England and Wales.