Jonathan Sumption appointed to Supreme Court

23 January 2012

Jonathan Sumption QC, who was an undergraduate (1967–70) and Fellow (1971–75) at Magdalen, has been sworn in as a Justice of the Supreme Court, joining ten of the most senior judges in the UK after a brief ceremony at the Parliament Square court building. Mr Sumption follows Lord Dyson and Lord Wilson as the third justice to be sworn in since the Supreme Court was inaugurated in October 2009. His appointment follows the retirement of Lord Collins last year.