As the bells of Big Ben rang out on the 31st December they heralded not only the start of 2013 but also of a year of significant change in the Supreme Court on the other side of Parliament Square. Three new judges, a quarter of Court’s membership, are to be appointed this year, as replacements for Lords Dyson, Walker and Hope. The effect of the Supreme Court bench line up on case decisions is by no means as significant as it is in the United States. However, a change in membership of this scale is still important. There is considerable speculation over the possible replacements, with some expectation that this will be an opportunity to increase the diversity of the Court. Both Joshua Rozenberg and Terri Judd have analysed the prospective contenders. At present, possibilities include Lady Justice Hallett, Lord Justice Laws, Lord Hodge and Lord Justice Hughes.