Master of the Rolls
The Master of the Rolls is the presiding officer over the Court of Appeal (Civil Division), and at present has second place in legal seniority after the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Since the Constitutional Reform Act of 2005 he is also known as the Head of Civil Justice.
The Master of the Rolls will give precedence to the President of the Supreme Court (formerly the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords) when it opens in October 2009.
The Master of the Rolls is a member of the Privy Council and is addressed according to his judicial title.
How to Address the Master of the Rolls
The recommended social style of address is as follows:
|Beginning of letter||Dear Master of the Rolls|
|End of letter||Yours sincerely|
|Envelope||The Rt Hon the Master of the Rolls|
|Verbal address in court||My Lord|
|Verbal address not in court||Name and title (ie Sir Anthony)|