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New Chair and Vice-Chair of the Judicial Institute


Feb 8, 2023

Lord Beckett has been appointed as Chair of the Judicial Institute, with effect from 6 February.

The Lord President made the appointment after Lord Armstrong intimated his intention to resign as Chair.

The post of Vice Chair now falls vacant and the Lord President has appointed Lady Drummond as Vice-Chair with effect from 6 February.

The Lord President wishes to express his gratitude to Lord Armstrong for his exceptional contribution to the Judicial Institute during his time in office.

Lord Armstrong was appointed Vice-Chair in 2018 and Chair in 2020. This coincided with a period of substantial disruption and change brought about by the global pandemic and the ongoing digitalisation of the courts. During this time, Lord Armstrong, with the support of his Vice-Chair, provided unfailing support and leadership required to keep the work of the Institute on course.

The Directors and Staff of the Institute are very grateful to Lord Armstrong. They look forward to working with the new Chair and Vice-Chair as this new chapter begins.