Judges

This is an incomplete list of the senior judicial appointment holders for England and Wales.

Supreme Court President

IncumbentFrom
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers1-Oct-2009
Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury1-Oct-2012
Baroness Hale of Richmond2-Oct-2017
The Lord Reed of Allermuir11 January 2020

Supreme Court - Deputy President

IncumbentFrom
Lord Hope of Craighead1 Oct 2009
Baroness Hale of Richmond28 Jun 2013
Lord Hodge20 Jan 2020

Lord Chief Justice - LCJ

LCJFrom
The Lord Alverstone 24 October 1900
Sir Rufus Isaacs
(Lord Reading from 1914,
Viscount Reading from 1916,
Earl of Reading from 1917)
21 October 1913
Sir Alfred Lawrence15 April 1921
The Lord Hewart 8 March 1922
Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote14 Oct 1940
Rayner Goddard, Baron Goddard23 Jan 1946
Hubert Parker, Baron Parker of Waddington29 Sep 1958
John Widgery, Baron Widgery21 Apr 1970
Geoffrey Lane, Baron Lane15 Apr 1980
Peter Taylor, Baron Taylor of Gosforth27 Apr 1992
Tom Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill4 Jun 1996
Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf6 Jun 2000
Nicholas Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers30 Sep 2005
Igor Judge, Baron Judge1 Oct 2008
John Thomas, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd1 Oct 2013
Lord Burnett of Maldon2 Oct 2017
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Chief_Justice_of_England_and_Wales

Master of the Rolls - MR

IncumbentFromTo
Lord Evershed1 Jun 194919 Apr 1962
Lord Denning19 Apr 196230 Jul 1982
Lord Donaldson of Lymington 30 Jul 19821 Oct 1992
Lord Bingham of Cornhill1 Oct 19923 Jun 1996
Lord Woolf4 Jun 19966 Jun 2000
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers6 Jun 20003 Oct 2005
Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony3 Oct 200530 Sep 2009
Lord Neuberger1 Oct 200930 Sep 2012
Lord Dyson1 Oct 20122 Oct 2016
Sir Terence Etherton3 Oct 201611 Jan 2021
Sir Geoffrey Vos11 Jan 2021
The Master of the Rolls is one of the most ancient judicial offices. The Rolls are the official register of solicitors. The MR also serves as President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division).
See also - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_the_Rolls

Court of Appeal - Vice-President

IncumbentFrom
Sir Martin Nourse6 Jun 2000
Sir Simon BrownJan 2001
Sir Henry BrookeOct 2003
Sir Mark Waller1 Oct 2006
Sir Maurice Kay6 May 2010
Sir Martin Moore-Bick1 Oct 2014
Dame Elizabeth Gloster7 December 2016
See also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vice-President_of_the_Civil_Division

Lord Chancellor - LC

IncumbentFrom - To
Lord Herschell1892-1895
Lord Halsbury1895-1905
Lord Loreburn1905-1912
Viscount Haldane1912–1915
Lord Buckmaster1915–1916
The Lord Finlay1916-1919
. .
The Lord Sankey 1929–1935
The Viscount Hailsham1935–1938
The Lord Maugham1938–1939
The Viscount Caldecote1939–1940
The Viscount Simon1940–1945
The Lord Jowitt1945–1951
Lord Simonds1951–1954
Viscount Kilmuir
1954–1962
Lord Dilhorne1962–1964
Lord Gardiner1964-1970
Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone1970-1974
Lord Elwyn-Jones1974–1979
Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone1979–1987
Lord Havers1987
Lord Mackay of Clashfern1987–1997
Lord Irvine of Lairg1997–2003
Lord Falconer of Thoroton2003–2007
Rt Hon Jack Straw MP 2007-2010
Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP2010-2012
Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP2012-2015
The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP2015-Incumbent
The Lord Chancellor ceased to have a judicial role under the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.
IncumbentFrom
Sir Christopher Rose1997
Sir David Latham24 April 2006
Sir Anthony HughesFeb 2009
Dame Heather Hallett2013

Chancellor of the High Court

IncumbentFromTo
Sir Andrew Morritt1 Oct 200511 Jan 2013
Sir Terence Etherton11 Jan 201323 Oct 2016
Sir Geoffrey Charles Vos24 Oct 2016Current
Chancellor of the High Court – president of the Chancery Division of the High Court and vice-president of the Court of Protection. Formerly the Vice-Chancellor.
IncumbentFrom
Sir Christopher Rose1997
Sir David Latham24 April 2006
Sir Anthony HughesFeb 2009
Dame Heather Hallett2013

Queens Bench Division - President

IncumbentFromTo
Sir Igor Judge3 Oct 200531 Oct 2008
Sir Anthony May1 Oct 20082 Oct 2011
Sir John Thomas3 Oct 201130 Sep 2013
Sir Brian Leveson1 Oct 201322 Jun 2019
Dame Victoria Sharp23 Jun 2019Current

Queens Bench Division - Vice President

IncumbentFrom/To
Sir Paul Kennedy1997
Sir Anthony MayFeb 2002
Sir John ThomasOct 2008
Dame Heather HallettOct 2011
Sir Nigel Anthony Lamert Davis14 Mar 2014
Created 1997

Family Division - President

IncumbentDate From
Sir John Arnold28 Sep 1979
Sir Stephen Brown11 Jan 1988
Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss1 Oct 1999
Sir Mark Potter7 Apr 2005
Sir Nicholas Wall13 Apr 2010 - 1 Dec 2012
Sir James Munby11 Jan 2013

Senior President of the Tribunals

IncumbentFrom
Sir Robert Carnwath12 Nov 2007
Vacancy17 Apr 2012
Sir Jeremy Sullivan25 Jun 2012
Sir Ernest Ryder18 Sep 2015

See also more generally:

  • http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/about-the-judiciary/the-judiciary-in-detail
  • http://www.supremecourt.gov.uk/about/biographies-of-the-justices.html
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Chief_Justice_of_England_and_Wales#Lord_Chief_Justices_of_England_.28later_England_and_Wales29.2C_1875.E2.80.93present
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_Family_Division
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_President_of_Tribunals