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There are certain protocols that need to be followed when addressing members of the judiciary. These protocols apply both to communications by way of correspondence and when addressing the judiciary in court. The following information is taken from the Crown Office guidance document on forms of address. The full Forms of Address document can be downloaded from the Ministry of Justice website.
The Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the President of the Family Division, President of the Queens Bench and the Chancellor of the High Court are all members of the Privy Council and they are addressed by their judicial titles prefixed by 'The Right Honourable'. For Example:
addressee: The Right Honourable, The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
dear: Lord Chief Justice/Chief Justice
court: My Lord or My Lady
addressee: The Right Honourable, The Master of the Rolls
dear: Master of the Rolls
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