Distinguished friends

John Dyson

Lord John Dyson is one of the leading lawyers of his generation. After a successful career at the Bar, Lord Dyson rose to become a Justice of the Supreme Court and Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judge in England and Wales – a post from which he retired in 2016.

In his memoir, A Judge’s Journey, published in 2019, Lord Dyson looks back on his life and career and gives a fascinating account of his immigrant background, the impact of the Holocaust on his family and his journey from the Jewish community in Leeds in the 1950s to the top of his profession.

Lord Dyson married Jacqueline Carmel Levy in 1970 and has one daughter (Michelle) and one son (Steven).