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Dame Sue Carr sworn in as Lady Chief Justice

2nd October 2023

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Dame Sue Carr today becomes, and will be known as, the Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales.

As Lady Chief Justice, Dame Sue Carr will be the President of the Courts of England and Wales and Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales. She is the 98th person to hold this historic office and the first woman.

Dame Carr was sworn in at a ceremony held today at the Royal Courts of Justice, where she took the judicial oath. The ceremony was attended by many representatives from across the justice system with speeches delivered by the Master of the Rolls and Attorney General, as well as representatives from the Bar Council and Law Society.

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