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Outgoing Supreme Court president takes jobs in Qatar and Hong Kong

10th May 2012

It has been announced that Lord Phillips, the outgoing Supreme Court president, will take on two senior international judicial roles when he retires from his current position at the end of September.

Phillips, who has held a number of illustrious lawyer jobs throughout his long career, will shortly become president of the Qatar International Court & Dispute Resolution Centre, marking the third time that he will have replaced fellow barrister Lord Woolf in one of his posts.

As well as this forthcoming role, the Legislative Council is also expected to endorse a recommendation that Phillips SCJ be made a non-permanent judge for the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal at some point in the near future. If the nomination is approved, he will join six other non-permanent judges currently on the panel.

The decision regarding who becomes the next Supreme Court president in the UK is still taking place, meanwhile, with Phillips’ successor most likely to be named from one of a group of favourites including Lords Dyson, Hope, Neugerger and Mance.