A married couple will make legal history on Tuesday when they are sworn in together as High Court judges.
The couple are the first husband and wife to be sworn in together
The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, will preside over the ceremony when Peter Openshaw QC, 57, and Caroline Swift QC, 50, are sworn in.
The pair will serve in the Queens Bench Division Courts of Justice.
Judge Openshaw is Resident Judge and Honorary Recorder of Preston. His wife is a Deputy High Court Judge and was leading counsel to the Shipman Inquiry.
The pair are thought to be the first husband and wife to be sworn in together.