David Lloyd Jones, Lord Lloyd-Jones

David Lloyd Jones, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Kt, PC, FLSW (born 13 January 1952) is a British judge and legal scholar. He is currently a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and served earlier as a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and as a chairman of the Law Commission.

Lord Lloyd-Jones

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Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
2 October 2017
Nominated byDavid Lidington
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byThe Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
1 October 2012 – 1 October 2017
Personal details
Born (1952-01-13) 13 January 1952 (age 69)
EducationPontypridd Boys' Grammar School
Alma materDowning College, Cambridge

Early lifeEdit

Lloyd Jones was born on 13 January 1952,[1] to William Elwyn Jones and Annie Blodwen Jones (née Lloyd-Jones).[2] He was educated at Pontypridd Boys' Grammar School.[3] He studied law at Downing College, Cambridge:[2] he graduated with a first class Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree, later promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Cantab) degree, and a first class Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.[4]


Lloyd-Jones in procession at Llandaff Cathedral in 2013

Academic careerEdit

Lloyd Jones was a Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge from 1975 to 1991.[3] From 1999 to 2005, he was a visiting professor at City University, London.[5] He has written articles that have been published in a number of academic journals specialising in law.[2]

Legal careerEdit

Lloyd Jones was called to the bar in 1975 (Middle Temple). He became a recorder in 1994 and served as a junior Crown Counsel (Common Law) from 1997 to 1999.[2] Lloyd Jones became a Queen's Counsel in 1999. In 2009, it was revealed that he had been paid more than £1 million for his involvement in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.[6]

On 3 October 2005, he was appointed as a High Court judge,[7] and was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. He served as presiding judge on the Wales and Chester Circuit and chairman of the Lord Chancellor's Standing Committee on the Welsh Language from 2008 to 2011.[3] On 1 October 2012, Lloyd Jones was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal,[8] and was appointed to the Privy Council on 7 November 2012.[9]


In 2005, upon being appointed a High Court judge, he received the customary appointment of Knight Bachelor. On 14 February 2006, he was knighted at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II.[10]

He was made an Honorary Fellow of Aberystwyth University in 2012.[4] He was awarded an honorary degree by Swansea University in 2014.[11] In 2016, he was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW).[5][12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Senior Judiciary". Judiciary of England and Wales. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "JONES, Rt Hon. Sir David Lloyd". Who's Who 2015. A & C Black. October 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Mr. Justice Lloyd Jones". Boundary Commission for Wales. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b "High Court Fellow". News. University of Aberystwyth. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  5. ^ a b 'JONES, Rt Hon. Sir David Lloyd', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 22 July 2017
  6. ^ Swaine, Jon (5 February 2009). "Bloody Sunday inquiry pays 14 lawyers more than £1m". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  7. ^ "No. 57779". The London Gazette. 7 October 2005. p. 12972.
  8. ^ "No. 60289". The London Gazette. 4 October 2012. p. 19045.
  9. ^ "Orders for 7 November 2012" (PDF). Privy Council Office.
  10. ^ "Honours and Awards". The London Gazette (57922). 10 March 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  11. ^ "The Rt. Hon. Sir David Lloyd Jones". Honoray Awards. Swansea University. Archived from the original on 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  12. ^ "The Right Honourable Sir David Lloyd Jones". Learned Society of Wales. Retrieved 22 July 2017.