Guest speaker - Annual Alumni Dinner 2016 - University of Derby

Annual Alumni Dinner 2016

Guest speaker – The Right Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Lord Neuberger was appointed President of the Supreme Court in 2012, the second person to hold that office since 2009 when the Court replaced the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. He previously held the post of Master of the Rolls from 1 October 2009.

Born on 10 January 1948, Lord Neuberger was educated at Westminster School and later studied chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. After graduating, he worked at the merchant bank, N M Rothschild & Sons from 1970 to 1973 until he entered Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Bar in 1974.

Lord Neuberger was made a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1987 and became a Bencher for Lincoln's Inn in 1993. He was appointed a High Court judge in the Chancery Division in 1996 and was then the Supervisory Chancery Judge for the Midlands, Wales and Chester and Western Circuits 2000 to 2004.

Since 1999, Lord Neuberger has been Chairman of the Advisory Committee on the Spoliation of Art (in the Holocaust). From 2000 to 2011, he was governor of the University of Arts, London and from 2013 to 2014, Chairman of the Schizophrenia Trust.

In January 2004, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. He also led an investigation for the Bar Council into widening access to the barrister profession. In 2007, he was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and created a life peer as Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury in the County of Dorset.