Elizabeth Gloster

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Dame Elizabeth Gloster

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Lady Justice of Appeal
In office
9 April 2013 – 1 June 2018
MonarchElizabeth II
High Court Judge
In office
21 April 2004 – 9 April 2013
Personal details
Born
Elizabeth Gloster

(1949-06-05) 5 June 1949 (age 70)
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Stanley Brodie QC (div. 2004)
Sir Oliver Popplewell (m. 2008)
Alma materGirton College, Cambridge
OccupationJudge
ProfessionBarrister

Dame Elizabeth Gloster, DBE, PC (born 5 June 1949[1]) is a former judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Vice-President of the Civil Division. She was the first female judge of the Commercial Court.[2]

Education[edit]

Gloster was educated at Roedean School and Girton College, Cambridge.[3]

Career[edit]

Gloster was called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1971 (and made a bencher in 1992).[4] In 1989, she became a Queen's Counsel. She was appointed a judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey in 1993 and a Recorder in 1995.[5]

On 21 April 2004, Gloster was appointed a High Court judge,[6] receiving the customary appointment as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), and allocated to the Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court).[7] From 2010-12, she was the judge in charge of the Commercial Court.[5]

On 9 April 2013, she was appointed a Lady Justice of Appeal[8] and consequently appointed to the Privy Council.

She became Vice-President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal on 7 December 2016, on the retirement of Lord Justice Moore-Bick.[9] She retired from the Court of Appeal on 1 June 2018.[7]

Judgments[edit]

Private life[edit]

In 2004, Elizabeth Gloster was divorced from Stanley Brodie QC.[10]

On 15 March 2008, she married Sir Oliver Popplewell.[10][11] As a result she is entitled to, but does not use, the title of Lady Popplewell.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior judiciary". The Judicial Office. 3 October 2011. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ Malkin, Brendan (13 April 2004). "Gloster QC is first female Commercial Court judge". The Lawyer. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Elizabeth Gloster QC". Commonwealth Secretariat. 2011. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Gloster, Dame Elizabeth - Hot 100". The Lawyer. 7 January 2005. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Appointment of new judge in charge of the Commercial Court". The Judicial Office. 6 July 2010. Archived from the original on 28 May 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  6. ^ "No. 57274". The London Gazette. 28 April 2004. p. 5305.
  7. ^ a b "Court of Appeal: Retirement of Lady Justice Gloster DBE". www.judiciary.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  8. ^ "No. 60472". The London Gazette. 11 April 2013. p. 7097.
  9. ^ https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/appointed-of-the-new-vice-president-of-the-court-of-appeal-civil/
  10. ^ a b "Brief affair ends with a wedding". The Daily Mail. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  11. ^ Rozenberg, Joshua (4 June 2008). "Brief Encounters". The Telegraph. Retrieved 25 October 2011.