Lord Dyson returns to 39 Essex Chambers after retiring as Master of the Rolls

Lord Dyson has returned to 39 Essex Chambers following his retirement as Master of the Rolls.

A 30-year judicial career culminated in Lord Dyson being appointed MR and the Head of Civil Justice in 2012. He had previously been appointed as a judge of the High Court of Justice in 1993 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2001. He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2010.

Prior to becoming a judge, Lord Dyson was called to the Bar in 1968, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and in 1986 joined 39 Essex Chambers as Head of Chambers.

On his return to the set, he will practise principally as an arbitrator in all areas of law but with a particular focus on commercial, public international law and sports law.

Lord Dyson said: “I am delighted to return to 39 Essex Chambers which has become hugely successful in so many diverse areas of law.”

David Barnes, the set’s Chief Executive and Director of Clerking, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Lord Dyson back to Chambers, following his esteemed judicial career and his retirement this year as the Master of the Rolls.  We very much look forward to working with him again as 39 Essex Chambers further expands its international and domestic arbitration services.”