Lord Dyson was Master of the Rolls (President of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and Head of Civil Justice) for four years until he retired in October 2016. He was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from April 2010 until October 2012. He was a Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales from 2001 until 2010. He was a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales from 1993 until 2001, and the Judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court from 1998 until 2001. He was a Recorder from 1986 until 1993. Lord Dyson was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in. He was Treasurer of the Inn in 2017.
Lord Dyson has appointed Fieldfisher LLP as solicitors to the independent investigation. Fieldfisher LLP Partner, Martin Smith, will lead that work. He has a particular track record of advising those conducting major public inquiries, inquests and other types of investigation. He led a team of solicitors to the Inquest in to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed, the 7/7 London bombings inquests, the Litvinenko Inquiry and the Baha Mousa Inquiry. He currently acts as the Solicitor to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.