Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom


The Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, after the President of the Supreme Court. The office is equivalent to the now-defunct position of Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, also known previously as the Second Senior Law Lord, who was the second highest-ranking Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Lord Hodge

since 27 January 2020
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
StyleThe Right Honourable
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
My Lord/Lady
(when addressed in court)
StatusDeputy Chief judge
SeatMiddlesex Guildhall, London
AppointerThe Monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister
following the Secretary of State for Justice's approval of a recommendation
Term lengthLife tenure; may be removed on the address of Parliament[1]
Constituting instrumentConstitutional Reform Act 2005
PrecursorSecond Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Formation1 October 2009
First holderDavid, Lord Hope of Craighead
Salary£206,857[2]
Websitewww.supremecourt.uk

By Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II published on 1 October 2009, a place for the Deputy President of the Supreme Court in the order of precedence was established: the Deputy President of the Supreme Court ranks after the Master of the Rolls and before the other Justices of the Supreme Court.[3]

List of Deputy Presidents of the Supreme Court


No. Name Presidency Started Presidency Ended Tenure Length Alma Mater Reason for Presidency End
1 Lord Hope of Craighead 1 October 2009 26 June 2013 3 years and 269 days University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
Retired
2 Baroness Hale of Richmond 28 June 2013 4 September 2017 4 years and 69 days University of Cambridge Appointed President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
3 Lord Mance 26 September 2017 6 June 2018 254 days University of Oxford Retired
4 Lord Reed 7 June 2018 11 January 2020 1 year and 219 days University of Edinburgh
University of Cambridge
Appointed President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
5 Lord Hodge 27 January 2020 Incumbent 196 days University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh

References


  1. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2005/ukpga_20050004_en_3#pt3-pb3-l1g33
  2. "Judicial salaries from 1 April 2010" (PDF). Ministry of Justice. 2010-03-10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  3. "No. 59201". The London Gazette. 1 October 2009. p. 16857.