Igor Judge, Baron Judge

Igor Judge, Baron Judge, PC (born 19 May 1941[1]) is a former English judge who served as the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the head of the judiciary,[2] from 2008 to 2013. He was previously President of the Queen's Bench Division, at the time a newly created post assuming responsibilities transferred from the office of Lord Chief Justice. In 2019, he became Convenor of the Crossbench peers in the House of Lords.[3]

The Lord Judge
Judge in 2019
Convenor of the Crossbench Peers
Assumed office
October 2019
Preceded byThe Lord Hope of Craighead
Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales
In office
1 October 2008  30 September 2013
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byThe Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
Succeeded byThe Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd
President of the Queen's Bench Division
In office
3 October 2005  1 October 2008
DeputySir Anthony May
Preceded byThe Lord Woolf
(as Lord Chief Justice)
Succeeded bySir Anthony May
Deputy Chief Justice of England and Wales
In office
2003–2005
Lord Chief JusticeThe Lord Woolf
Preceded bySir Tasker Watkins[a]
Succeeded byNone[a]
Personal details
Born (1941-05-19) 19 May 1941 (age 80)
Malta
RelationsRosa Judge (mother)
Alma materMagdalene College, Cambridge
OccupationBarrister, Jurist, Queen's Counsel, Judge, Privy Councillor, Peer of the (British) Realm, Crossbencher, Professor of Law
a. ^ Office vacant from 1993 to 2003. Non-statutory position.