The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos, ENCJ President from 2015 till June 2016, has been appointed as the Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales, with effect from 24 October 2016.
The Chancellor of the High Court is the president of the Chancery Division of the High Court and vice-president of the Court of Protection. The Chancery Division deals with the resolution of disputes involving property in all its forms, ranging from commercial, business, intellectual property and competition disputes to its traditional work relating to companies, partnerships, mortgages, insolvency, land and trusts. The Chancellor of the High Court is also an ex officio judge of the Court of Appeal. As a member of the Privy Council, he is entitled to the prefix ‘The Right Honourable’.
The Chancellor of the High Court is also a member of the Judicial Executive Board which supports the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (currently Lord John Thomas - ENCJ President 2008-2010) in the exercise of his executive and leadership responsibilities.
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