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Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers was last week named by the Government as the new Lord Chief Justice for England and Wales sparking off a string of senior judicial appointments. Phillips, 67, will take over in the post after the incumbent, Lord Woolf, retires at the end of September. Meanwhile, Lord Justice Clarke succeeds Lord Phillips as Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Judge becomes the inaugural president of the Queen’s Bench Division, a new role created as part of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.

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