List of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary


This is a complete list of people who have been appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary under the terms of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876. On 1 October 2009, the Lords Appeal in Ordinary became the first Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

Those appointees who were not already members of the House of Lords were created life peers; for their titles see the list of law life peerages. Initially it was intended that peers created in this way would only sit in the House of Lords while serving their term as judges, but in 1887 (on the retirement of Lord Blackburn) the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1887 provided that former judges would retain their seats for life. Under the terms of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, which transferred the judicial functions of the House of Lords to the new Supreme Court, previous Law Lords who were transferred to the Supreme Court do not have the right to speak and vote in the House until they leave office.[1][2]

List of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary


NameServed fromServed untilReasonPrevious judicial officeNotes
Lord Blackburn16 October 18766 January 1887RetiredPuisne Justice, Queen's Bench Division
Lord Gordon of Drumearn17 October 187621 August 1879Died in officeNone
Lord Watson28 April 188014 September 1899Died in officeNone
Lord FitzGerald23 June 188216 October 1889Died in officePuisne Justice, Queen's Bench Division, Ireland
Lord Macnaghten25 January 18871910RetiredNone
Lord Morris5 December 188910 May 1900RetiredLord Chief Justice of Ireland
Lord Hannen28 January 189115 August 1893RetiredPresident of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division
Lord Bowen23 September 189310 April 1894Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Russell of Killowen7 May 18942 July 1894Appointed Lord Chief Justice of EnglandNone
Lord Davey13 August 189420 February 1907Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Robertson14 November 18992 February 1909Died in officeLord President of the Court of Session
Lord Lindley10 May 19002 December 1905RetiredMaster of the Rolls
Lord Atkinson19051928RetiredNone
Lord Collins19071910RetiredMaster of the Rolls
Lord Shaw19091929RetiredNone
Lord Robson19101912RetiredNone
Lord Moulton19121921Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Parker of Waddington19131918Died in officeJustice, Chancery Division, High Court of Justice
Lord Sumner19131930RetiredLord Justice of AppealCreated Viscount Sumner in 1927
Lord Dunedin19131932RetiredLord President of the Court of SessionCreated Viscount Dunedin in 1926
Viscount Cave19181922Appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great BritainNone
Lord Carson19211929RetiredNone
Lord Blanesburgh19231937RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Atkin19281944Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Tomlin19291935Died in officeJustice, Chancery Division, High Court of Justice
Lord Russell of Killowen19291946Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Thankerton19291948Died in officeNone
Lord Macmillan19301939Appointed Minister of InformationNone
Lord Wright19321935Appointed Master of the RollsJustice, King's Bench Division, High Court of Justice
Lord Maugham19351938Appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great BritainLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Roche19351938RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Wright19371947Retiredpreviously served 1932–1935
Lord Romer19381944Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Porter19381954RetiredJustice, King's Bench Division, High Court of Justice
Viscount Maugham19391941Retiredpreviously served 1935–1938
Lord Macmillan19411947RetiredLords of Appeal in OrdinaryPreviously served 1930–1939
Lord Simonds19441951Appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great BritainPuisne Justice, Chancery Division
Lord Goddard19441946Appointed Lord Chief Justice of EnglandLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Uthwatt19461949Died in office
Lord du Parcq19461949Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord MacDermott19471951Appointed Lord Chief Justice of Northern IrelandPuisne Justice, High Court, Northern Ireland
Lord Normand19471953RetiredLord President of the Court of Session
Lord Oaksey19471957RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Morton of Henryton19471959RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Reid19481975Died in officeNoneSenior Law Lord 1959–1975
Lord Greene19491950RetiredMaster of the Rolls
Lord Radcliffe19491964RetiredNoneCreated Viscount Radcliffe in 1962
Lord Tucker19501961RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Asquith of Bishopstone19511954Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Cohen19511960RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Keith of Avonholm19531961RetiredSenator of the College of Justice
Lord Somervell of Harrow19541960RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Viscount Simonds19541962RetiredPreviously served 1944–1951
Lord Denning19571962Appointed Master of the RollsLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Jenkins19591963RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Morris of Borth-y-Gest19601973RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Hodson19601971RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Guest19611971RetiredSenator of the College of Justice
Lord Devlin19611964RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Pearce19621969RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Evershed19621965RetiredMaster of the Rolls
Lord Upjohn19631971Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Donovan19631971Died in officeLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Wilberforce19641982RetiredPuisne Justice, Chancery DivisionSenior Law Lord 1975–1982
Lord Pearson19651974RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Diplock19681985Died in officeLord Justice of AppealSenior Law Lord 1982–1984
Viscount Dilhorne19691980RetiredLord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Lord Cross of Chelsea19711975RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Simon of Glaisdale19711977RetiredPresident of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division
Lord Kilbrandon19711977RetiredSenator of the College of Justice
Lord Salmon19721980RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Edmund-Davies19741981RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Fraser of Tullybelton19751985RetiredSenator of the College of JusticeSenior Law Lord 1984–1985
Lord Russell of Killowen19751982RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Keith of Kinkel19771996RetiredSenator of the College of JusticeSenior Law Lord 1986–1996
Lord Scarman19771986RetiredLord Justice of AppealSenior Law Lord 1985–1986
Lord Lane19791980Appointed Lord Chief Justice of EnglandLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Roskill19801986RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Bridge of Harwich19801992RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Brandon of Oakbrook19811991RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Brightman19821986RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Templeman19821994RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Griffiths19851993RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Mackay of Clashfern19851987Appointed Lord High Chancellor of Great BritainSenator of the College of Justice
Lord Ackner19861992RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Goff of Chieveley19861998RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
  • Second Senior Law Lord 1994–1996
  • Senior Law Lord 1996–1998
Lord Oliver of Aylmerton19861992RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Jauncey of Tullichettle19881996RetiredSenator of the College of Justice
Lord Lowry19881994RetiredLord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Lord Browne-Wilkinson19912000RetiredVice-ChancellorSenior Law Lord 1998–2000
Lord Mustill19921997RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Slynn of Hadley19922002RetiredJudge, European Court of JusticeSecond Senior Law Lord 2000–2002
Lord Woolf19921996Appointed Master of the RollsLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Lloyd of Berwick19931999RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Nolan19941998RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead19942007RetiredVice-Chancellor
Lord Steyn19952005RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Hoffmann199520 April 2009RetiredLord Justice of AppealSecond Senior Law Lord 2007–2009
Lord Cooke of Thorndon19962001RetiredPresident of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand
Lord Hope of Craighead199631 August 2009Became Deputy President of the Supreme Court Lord President of the Court of SessionSecond Senior Law Lord 2009
Lord Clyde19962001RetiredSenator of the College of Justice
Lord Hutton19972004RetiredLord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Lord Saville of Newdigate199731 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Hobhouse of Woodborough19982004RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Millett19982004RetiredLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers19992000Appointed Master of the RollsLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Bingham of Cornhill20002008RetiredLord Chief Justice of EnglandSenior Law Lord 2000–2008
Lord Scott of Foscote200031 August 2009RetiredVice-Chancellor
Lord Rodger of Earlsferry200131 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord President of the Court of Session
Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe200231 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Justice of Appeal
Lady Hale of Richmond200431 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Carswell200428 June 2009RetiredLord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood200431 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Mance200531 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury200731 August 2009Appointed Master of the RollsLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers200831 August 2009Became President of the Supreme Court
  • Previously served 1999–2000
  • Senior Law Lord 2008–2009
Lord Collins of Mapesbury21 April 200931 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Justice of Appeal
Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore29 June 200931 August 2009Became Justice of the Supreme CourtLord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland

See also


References


Sources


  • Chris Cook and Brendan Keith, British Historical Facts 1830–1900, Macmillan, 1975
  • David Butler and Gareth Butler, Twentieth-Century British Political Facts 1900–2000, Macmillan, 2000
  • Sir John Sainty, "The Judges of England 1272–1990", Selden Society 1993