Geoffrey Vos

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Sir Geoffrey Vos
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Vos speaking at Singapore Management University in 2018
Chancellor of the High Court
Assumed office
24 October 2016
Preceded bySir Terence Etherton
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
1 October 2013 – 23 October 2016
Personal details
Born (1955-04-22) 22 April 1955 (age 65)
Alma materGonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Sir Geoffrey Charles Vos (born 22 April 1955) is a British judge. He serves currently as Chancellor of the High Court.

He was educated at University College School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.[1]

He was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1977. He was appointed as a Justice of the High Court assigned to the Chancery Division in October 2009. Between 2005 and 2009 he was a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, and a Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands between 2008 and 2009.[2]

He sat as a Deputy High Court Judge from 1999 until 2009. He was the Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association from 1999 to 2001 and of the Bar Council in 2007. He was President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from June 2014 to June 2016. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013.[3]

In July 2020, it was announced that he will be appointed as Master of the Rolls with the effect from 11 January 2021.[4]

Notable decisions[edit]

Notable judicial decisions of Sir Geoffrey include:


  1. ^ ‘VOS, Rt Hon. Sir Geoffrey (Charles)’, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014
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  3. ^ "Chancellor of the High Court: Sir Geoffrey Vos". 10 Downing Street. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Master of the Rolls: 31 July 2020". 10 Downing Street. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2020.