Ernest Ryder

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Sir Ernest Nigel Ryder, TD, PC, DL (born 9 December 1957) became a Lord Justice of Appeal in April 2013 and was appointed Senior President of Tribunals in September 2015.

Education and family life[edit]

Ryder was educated at Bolton School and Peterhouse, Cambridge, and worked for the merchant bank, Grindley Brandt & Co 1979-81, before qualifying as a barrister.

He married Janette Martin in 1990, and they have one daughter.

In January 2014, he was installed as Chancellor of the University of Bolton.

Career[edit]

Ryder was called to the Bar in 1981 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997. He became a Recorder in 2000, and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2001.[1] Ryder was appointed a High Court Judge in 2004,[2] receiving the customary knighthood, and was allocated to the Family Division. On 9 April 2013, he was promoted Lord Justice of Appeal,[3] consequently being sworn of the Privy Council.

Ryder was appointed to the post of Judge in Charge of Modernisation of Family Justice in November 2011,[4] and under his stewardship published the Judicial Proposals for the modernisation of family justice in July 2012.[5] Many of the recommendations were implemented by the Children and Families Act 2014, including a 26-week time limit for determination of care and supervision proceedings.[6]

In July 2015 it was announced that Ryder had been appointed Senior President of Tribunals with effect from 18 September 2015.[7]

He was appointed as a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation in September 2014.[8]

Military[edit]

Ryder has served as a Territorial Army officer in the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry (later Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry) and received the Territorial Decoration in 1996.

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