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List of judges of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

The ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales are the Lord Justices of Appeal and Lady Justices of Appeal. These puisne judges serve with the ex officio members of the court:[1]

Judges of the Court of Appeal are made members of the Privy Council within months of appointment, enabling them to serve as members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and entitling them to the style The Right Honourable. Because all members of the court are appointed to the Privy Council, that style is omitted, but new Lords and Lady Justice awaiting appointment to the Privy Council are noted.

The Senior Courts Act 1981 limited in principle the total number of Lord Justices of Appeal and Lady Justices of Appeal;[1] it was raised by one to 39 by The Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015 (the Act allows for such Orders). The Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 mandates that, along with other senior judges throughout the UK, they retire at 70 years of age. Judges appointed before 31 March 1995 are excepted and may wait to retire at 75.

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Ex officio judgesEdit

These are the ex officio judges of the Court of Appeal excepting the qualifying justices of the Supreme Court (the judges appointed from England and Wales, including Lord Sumption); they are listed at Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom:

Office Judge Mandatory retirement Date of appointment Prior roles
1Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales The Lord Burnett of Maldon 28 February 2028 2 October 2017 Court of Appeal (2014)
Queen's Bench (2011)
2Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton 21 June 2021 3 October 2016 Chancellor of the High Court (11 January 2013)
Court of Appeal (29 September 2008)
Chancery Division (11 January 2001)
3President of the Queen's Bench Division Sir Brian Leveson 22 June 2019 1 October 2013 Court of Appeal (2 October 2006)
Queen's Bench (23 October 2000)
4President of the Family Division Sir Andrew McFarlane 20 June 2024 28 July 2018 Court of Appeal (28 July 2011)
Family Division (18 April 2005)
5Chancellor of the High Court Sir Geoffrey Vos 22 April 2022 24 October 2016 Court of Appeal (1 October 2013)
Chancery Division (27 October 2009)

List of judges of the Court of AppealEdit

As of 14 January 2019, there are 39 judges on the court: 30 Lord Justices of Appeal and 9 Lady Justices of Appeal.[2]

Lord/Lady Justice Alma mater Mandatory
retirement
Date of
appointment
High Court
appointment
High Court
division
Other roles
1 Sir Andrew Longmore[n 2] Lincoln College, Oxford 25 August 2019 11 January 2001 25 October 1993 Queen's Bench
2 Dame Heather Hallett St Hugh's College, Oxford 16 December 2019 3 October 2005 14 April 1999 Queen's Bench Vice-President of the Criminal Division
3 Sir Nicholas Patten Christ Church, Oxford 7 August 2020 4 June 2009 2 October 2000 Chancery
4 Sir Peter Gross University of Cape Town
Oriel College, Oxford
13 February 2022 9 July 2010 1 October 2001 Queen's Bench Lead Judge for International Relations
5 Dame Anne Rafferty University of Sheffield 26 February 2020 5 July 2011 21 February 2000 Queen's Bench Chair of the Judicial College
6 Sir Nigel Davis University College, Oxford 10 March 2021 3 October 2011 1 October 2001 Queen's Bench
7 Sir Kim Lewison Downing College, Cambridge 1 May 2022 3 October 2011 29 April 2003 Chancery
8 Sir Richard McCombe Downing College, Cambridge 23 September 2022 26 October 2012 11 January 2001 Queen's Bench
9 Sir Ernest Ryder Peterhouse, Cambridge 19 December 2027 9 April 2013 4 May 2004 Family Senior President of Tribunals
10 Sir Nicholas Underhill New College, Oxford 12 May 2022 9 April 2013 20 January 2006 Queen's Bench Vice-President of the Civil Division
11 Sir Christopher Floyd Trinity College, Cambridge 20 December 2021 9 April 2013 8 November 2007 Chancery
12 Sir Adrian Fulford University of Southampton 8 January 2023 10 May 2013 21 November 2002 Queen's Bench Investigatory Powers Commissioner
13 Dame Julia Macur University of Sheffield 17 April 2027 31 July 2013 3 October 2005 Family Senior Presiding Judge[3]
14 Dame Victoria Sharp University of Bristol 8 February 2026 1 October 2013 13 January 2009 Queen's Bench Vice-President of the Queen's Bench Division[n 3][4]
15 Sir David Bean Trinity Hall, Cambridge 25 March 2024 1 October 2014 19 July 2004 Queen's Bench Chairman of the Law Commission
16 Dame Eleanor King University of Hull 13 September 2027 1 October 2014 4 April 2008 Family
17 Sir Peregrine Simon Trinity Hall, Cambridge 20 June 2020 1 October 2015 1 October 2002 Queen's Bench
18 Sir Keith Lindblom St John's College, Oxford 20 September 2026 2 November 2015 4 October 2010 Queen's Bench
19 Sir David Richards Trinity College, Cambridge 9 June 2021 16 November 2015 1 October 2003 Chancery
20 Sir Nicholas Hamblen St John's College, Oxford
Harvard Law School
23 August 2027 17 February 2016 19 November 2008 Queen's Bench
21 Sir Stephen Irwin Jesus College, Cambridge 5 February 2023 4 October 2016 18 May 2006 Queen's Bench
22 Sir Launcelot Henderson Balliol College, Oxford 20 November 2021 3 November 2016 11 January 2007 Chancery
23 Sir Julian Flaux Worcester College, Oxford 11 May 2025 8 December 2016 14 May 2007 Queen's Bench
24 Dame Kathryn [Kate] Thirlwall University of Bristol
Northumbria University
21 November 2027 1 February 2017 13 April 2010 Queen's Bench Deputy Senior Presiding Judge
25 Sir Gary Hickinbottom University College, Oxford 22 December 2025 15 March 2017 13 January 2009 Queen's Bench
26 Sir Andrew Moylan University of Oxford 23 June 2023 29 March 2017 23 February 2007 Family
27 Sir Timothy Holroyde Wadham College, Oxford 18 August 2025 2 October 2017 13 January 2009 Queen's Bench
28 Sir Peter Jackson Brasenose College, Oxford 9 December 2025 2 October 2017 1 October 2010 Family
29 Sir Guy Newey Queens' College, Cambridge 21 January 2029 2 October 2017 12 January 2010 Chancery
30 Sir Rabinder Singh Trinity College, Cambridge
University of California, Berkeley
6 March 2034 2 October 2017 3 October 2011 Queen's Bench
31 Dame Sarah Asplin Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
St Edmund Hall, Oxford
16 September 2029 2 October 2017 1 October 2012 Chancery
32 Sir George Leggatt King's College, Cambridge 12 November 2027 5 February 2018 26 October 2012 Queen's Bench
33 Sir Peter Coulson University of Keele 31 March 2028 8 March 2018 14 January 2008 Queen's Bench Deputy Head of Civil Justice
34 Sir Jonathan Baker St John's College, Cambridge 5 August 2025 1 October 2018 2 November 2009 Family
35 Dame Nicola Davies University of Birmingham 13 March 2023 1 October 2018 22 January 2010 Queen's Bench
36 Sir Charles Haddon-Cave 20 March 2026 1 October 2018 31 October 2011 Queen's Bench
37 Sir Nicholas Green University of Leicester
University of Toronto
University of Southampton
14 October 2028 1 October 2018 1 October 2013 Queen's Bench
38 Sir Stephen Males St John's College, Cambridge 23 November 2025 14 January 2019 1 October 2012 Queen's Bench
39 Dame Vivien Rose 30 April 2030 14 January 2019 13 May 2013 Chancery

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ That is, Lord Mackay of Clashfern and Lord Irvine of Lairg.
  2. ^ Appointed a senior judge before 31 March 1995, thus mandatory retirement at 75 rather than 70.
  3. ^ Dame Victoria Sharp has been appointed President of the Queen's Bench effective 23 June 2019 upon retirement of Sir Brian Leveson.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Senior Courts Act 1981, s 2. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Senior Judiciary". www.judiciary.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/appointment-of-the-new-senior-presiding-judge/
  4. ^ "Appointment of the President of the Queen's Bench Division: 5 April 2019". GOV.UK. Retrieved 5 April 2019.