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List of High Court judges of England and Wales

This is a list of Justices of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, the puisne judges of the court. They serve in addition to the High Court's ex officio members:[1]

In addition to the justices, Masters of the High Court (Queen's Bench Masters, Chancery Masters, Taxing Masters/Costs Judges) and Insolvency and Companies Court Judges also form part of the judiciary of the High Court. Decisions of justices, masters and of Insolvency and Companies Court Judges are of equal standing, both types being judges of the High Court sitting at first instance.[2]

Within months of appointment, male justices are made knights bachelor, and female justices are made Dame Commanders of the British Empire (DBE). In addition, all High Court judges are entitled to the judicial style Mr/Mrs Justice X'.

The number of Justices of the High Court is limited to 108,[n 1] and the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 mandates that they, along with other senior judges throughout the UK retire at 70 years of age. Judges appointed before 31 March 1995 are excepted and may wait to retire at 75. As of 2018 the last such Judge remaining in the High Court is Mr Justice Holman and the last remaining in the Court of Appeal is Lord Justice Longmore. In the Supreme Court the President Lady Hale, and Lady Arden, Lord Kerr and Lord Carnwath can similarly stay in post until they are 75.

List of judgesEdit

As of 1 November 2019,[9] there were 95 Justices of the High Court (12 Chancery Division, 17 Family Division, and 66 Queen's Bench Division judges), 68 male and 27 female.[10]

Judge Mandatory retirement Date of appointment Division Role
1 Sir James Holman 21 August 2022[n 2] 18 March 1995 Family
2 Sir Anthony Mann 21 May 2021
19 January 2004 Chancery
3 Sir Nigel Teare 8 January 2022 2 October 2006 Queen's Bench
4 Sir Paul Morgan 17 August 2022 19 April 2007 Chancery
5 Sir Nigel Sweeney 18 March 2024 1 October 2008 Queen's Bench
6 Sir Andrew Nicol 9 May 2021 4 February 2009 Queen's Bench
7 Sir Peter Roth 19 December 2022 1 October 2009 Chancery President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal
8 Sir Nicholas Mostyn 13 July 2027 20 April 2010 Family
9 Sir Michael Supperstone 30 March 2020 14 July 2010 Queen's Bench Judge in Charge of the Administrative Court
10 Sir Robin Spencer 8 July 2025 14 July 2010 Queen's Bench
11 Dame Lucy Theis 6 November 2030 15 November 2010 Family
12 Sir Robert Hildyard 10 October 2022 3 October 2011 Chancery
13 Dame Beverley Lang 13 October 2025 3 October 2011 Queen's Bench
14 Sir Philip Moor 15 July 2029 3 October 2011 Family
15 Sir Jeremy Stuart-Smith 18 January 2025 1 October 2012 Queen's Bench
16 Sir Stephen Cobb 12 April 2032 11 January 2013 Family
17 Sir Mark Turner 27 August 2029 28 January 2013 Queen's Bench
18 Sir Jeremy Baker 9 February 2028 25 March 2013 Queen's Bench
19 Sir Stephen Stewart 9 October 2023 7 May 2013 Queen's Bench Judge in charge of the Queen’s Bench Civil List
20 Sir Colin Birss 28 December 2034 13 May 2013 Chancery Judge in charge of the Patents Court
21 Sir Joseph Keehan 31 March 2030 13 May 2013 Family
22 Sir Robert Jay 20 September 2029 4 June 2013 Queen's Bench
23 Sir Clive Lewis 13 June 2030 13 June 2013 Queen's Bench
24 Dame Sue Carr 1 September 2034 14 June 2013 Queen's Bench
25 Sir Anthony Hayden 24 June 2031 31 July 2013 Family
26 Sir Christopher Nugee 23 January 2029 1 October 2013 Chancery
27 Dame Geraldine Andrews 19 April 2029 1 October 2013 Queen's Bench
28 Sir Stephen Phillips 10 October 2031 1 October 2013 Queen's Bench
29 Dame Alison Russell 17 June 2028 13 January 2014 Family
30 Dame Elisabeth Laing 19 November 2026 29 April 2014 Queen's Bench
31 Sir William Davis 20 June 2024 1 May 2014 Queen's Bench
32 Sir Roderick Newton 15 April 2028 5 May 2014 Family
33 Dame Jennifer Roberts 3 March 2023 3 June 2014 Family
34 Sir Mark Warby 10 October 2028 10 June 2014 Queen's Bench Judge in charge of the Media & Communications List
35 Sir James Goss 12 May 2023 1 October 2014 Queen's Bench
36 Dame Maura McGowan 27 January 2027 1 October 2014 Queen's Bench
37 Sir Andrew Edis 9 June 2027 1 October 2014 Queen's Bench
38 Sir Robin Knowles 7 April 2030 1 October 2014 Queen's Bench
39 Sir Ian Dove 31 December 2033 1 October 2014 Queen's Bench
40 Sir David Holgate 3 August 2026 1 December 2014 Queen's Bench Planning Liaison Judge
41 Sir Richard Snowden 22 March 2032 30 April 2015 Chancery
42 Sir Alistair MacDonald 22 February 2040 3 June 2015 Family
43 Sir Timothy Kerr 15 February 2028 4 June 2015 Queen's Bench
44 Sir Simon Picken 23 April 2036 8 June 2015 Queen's Bench
45 Sir Peter Fraser 6 September 2033 1 October 2015 Queen's Bench Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court
46 Dame Philippa Whipple 7 May 2036 1 October 2015 Queen's Bench
47 Sir Neil Garnham 11 February 2029 5 November 2015 Queen's Bench
48 Dame Parmjit-Kaur (Bobbie) Cheema-Grubb 6 October 2036 25 November 2015 Queen's Bench
49 Sir Michael Soole 8 July 2024 26 November 2015 Queen's Bench
50 Dame Juliet May 21 March 2031 3 December 2015 Queen's Bench
51 Sir Stephen Morris 18 May 2027 3 October 2016 Queen's Bench
52 Sir (Peter) Nicholas Francis 22 April 2028 3 October 2016 Family
53 Dame Nerys Jefford 25 December 2032 3 October 2016 Queen's Bench
54 Sir Nicholas Lavender 7 August 2034 3 October 2016 Queen's Bench
55 Dame Finola O'Farrell 15 December 2030 17 October 2016 Queen's Bench
56 Sir Andrew Baker 21 December 2035 1 November 2016 Queen's Bench
57 Sir Marcus Smith 1 July 2037 12 January 2017 Chancery
58 Sir Jonathan Cohen 8 May 2021 2 October 2017 Family
59 Sir Peter Richard Lane 26 April 2023 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal
60 Sir Martin Spencer 19 June 2026 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
61 Dame (Jane) Clare Moulder 17 January 2030 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
62 Sir David Williams 18 June 2031 2 October 2017 Family
63 Sir Julian Goose 26 July 2031 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
64 Dame Gwyneth Knowles 11 July 2032 2 October 2017 Family
65 Sir Simon Bryan 23 November 2035 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
66 Sir Akhlaq Choudhury 23 April 2037 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal
67 Sir Julian Knowles 26 January 2039 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
68 Dame Amanda Yip 23 April 2039 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
69 Sir Matthew Nicklin 16 October 2040 2 October 2017 Queen's Bench
70 Dame Sara Cockerill 7 November 2038 1 November 2017 Queen's Bench
71 Sir Antony Zacaroli 10 May 2033 13 November 2017 Chancery President of the Tax and Chancery Chamber of the Upper Tribunal
72 Dame Christina Lambert 15 August 2033 11 January 2018 Queen's Bench
73 Sir Timothy Fancourt 30 August 2034 11 January 2018 Chancery President of the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal
74 Sir Christopher Butcher 14 August 2032 5 March 2018 Queen's Bench
75 Sir Richard Jacobs 21 December 2026 25 June 2018 Queen's Bench
76 Sir David Waksman 28 August 2027 1 October 2018 Queen's Bench
77 Sir Edward Murray 3 May 2028 1 October 2018 Queen's Bench
78 Dame Sarah Falk 31 May 2032 1 October 2018 Chancery
79 Dame Johanna Cutts 12 January 2034 1 October 2018 Queen's Bench
80 Sir Jonathan Swift 11 September 2034 1 October 2018 Queen's Bench
81 Dame Judith Farbey 21 October 2035 1 October 2018 Queen's Bench President of the Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal
82 Sir Edward Pepperall 26 December 2036 1 October 2018 Queen's Bench
83 Sir Clive Freedman 16 November 2025 22 October 2018 Queen's Bench
84 Dame Nathalie Lieven 20 May 2034 11 January 2019 Family
85 Dame Justine Thornton 16 September 2040 25 February 2019 Queen's Bench
86 Dame Frances Judd 13 February 2031 3 September 2019 Family
87 Dame Alison Foster 22 January 2027 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
88 Sir William Trower 28 December 2029 1 October 2019 Chancery
89 Sir John Cavanagh 17 June 2030 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
90 Sir Martin Griffiths 27 April 2032 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
91 Dame Jennifer Eady 31 May 2035 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
92 Sir Pushpinder Saini 26 February 2038 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
93 Dame Karen Steyn 20 October 2040 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
94 Sir Jeremy Johnson ≈2041 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
95 Sir Martin Chamberlain 25 November 2043 1 October 2019 Queen's Bench
96 Sir Nicholas Hilliard 1 May 2029 18 November 2019 Queen's Bench

Future AppointmentsEdit

On 15 November 2019 it was announced that Andrew Henshaw QC and Amanda Tipples QC have been appointed as High Court Judges, with both being appointed to the Queen's Bench Division. They will take up their appointments on 2 December 2019. It is expected that 4 further appointments will be announced in the coming months.[11]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Senior Courts Act 1981 specifies 80,[1] but that has been amended (without changing the act's text) by The Maximum number of Judges Order 2003[3] to 108. High Court judges sitting on the European Court of Human Rights do not count against the total under the Human Rights Act 1998,[4] and judges sitting on other courts are excluded by virtue of the Access to Justice Act 1999.[5] Recently, this has applied to Nicolas Bratza in respect of the ECHR and Sir Adrian Fulford, who was serving on the International Criminal Court; at the time there were, therefore, 110 judges.[6][7][8] Such seconded judges do not receive a salary as a judge of High Court.[4][5]
  2. ^ Mandatory retirement for Holman J is at 75, rather than 70, because he was appointed before 31 March 1995.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Senior Courts Act 1981, s 4(1).
  2. ^ "Coral Reef decision". uk.practicallaw.com. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  3. ^ 2003/775 art 2.
  4. ^ a b s 18(4).
  5. ^ a b s 68(3).
  6. ^ "Going to Court: High Court". Judiciary of England and Wales. Retrieved 11 October 2012. (explaining there are 73 QBD, 18 CD, and 19 FD judges, which totals 110)
  7. ^ Whitehead, Tom (28 April 2009). "Quotas could be introduced for judges to increase ethnic minorities and women". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  8. ^ "England and Wales—Women Judges in 2000 and 2011" (PDF). Equal Justice Initiative. April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04.
  9. ^ "High Court: Retirement of The Honourable Sir Alastair Hubert Norris". www.judiciary.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  10. ^ "List of Senior Judiciary". Judiciary of England and Wales. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  11. ^ "High Court Judge Appointment". www.judiciary.uk. Retrieved 2019-11-15.