Press release

Privy Council Appointments

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Lady Justice Jill Margaret Black, Lord Justice Stephen Miles Tomlinson and Lord Justice Peter Henry Gross appointed to Privy Council.

The Queen has been pleased to approve that Lady Justice Jill Margaret Black, Lord Justice Stephen Miles Tomlinson and Lord Justice Peter Henry Gross be sworn of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. 

Notes for Editors

Lady Justice Jill Margaret Black was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1976 and made a Recorder in 1999.  She took silk in 1994 and served as the Family Division Liaison Judge (Northern Circuit) from 2000-2004.  She became chairman of the Family Committee, Judicial Studies Board in 2004 and a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission in 2008.  Lady Justice Black was awarded the DBE in 1999.  

Lord Justice Stephen Miles Tomlinson was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1974 and made a Bencher in 1990. He took Silk in 1988 and was appointed as a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy Judge of the High Court in 1996. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2000.  Lord Justice Tomlinson was knighted in 2000.

Lord Justice Peter Henry Gross was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1977 and made a Bencher in 2000. He took Silk in 1992, and was appointed as a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy Judge of the High Court in 1999. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2001, served as a Presiding Judge on the South Eastern Circuit between 2004 and 2008 and was appointed as a legal member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2009.  He served as Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court from October 2009 until July 2010.  Lord Justice Gross was knighted in 2001.