The Rt Hon The Lord Saville of Newdigate
Lord Saville of Newdigate was born in 1936. Mark Saville was educated at Rye Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford. He read law at University and obtained first class degrees (BA and BCL). He was awarded the Vinerian Scholarship in 1960.
Lord Saville was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1962. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1975 and a Bencher of his Inn in 1983. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1985 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1994. In 1997 he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
Between 1994 and 1996 he chaired a Committee of the Department of Trade and Industry concerned with arbitration legislation. This produced an Arbitration Bill, which has now been enacted as the Arbitration Act 1996.
On 29 January 1998 he was appointed to chair the Inquiry into the events of 30 January 1972 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
In 2009 he was appointed as one of the first Judges of the Supreme Court in England & Wales.