President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is equivalent to the now-defunct position of Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, also known as the Senior Law Lord, who was the highest ranking among the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (the judges who exercised the judicial functions of the House of Lords). The President is not the most senior judge of the judiciary in England and Wales; that position belongs to the Lord Chief Justice.

President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
The Lord Reed of Allermuir

since 13 January 2020
Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
StyleThe Right Honourable
My Lord/Lady
(when addressed in court)
StatusChief Justice
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 (with a mandatory retirement age[fn 1]); may be removed by Parliament[3]
Constituting instrumentConstitutional Reform Act 2005, Part 3, Section 23(5)[4]
PrecursorSenior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Formation1 October 2009
First holderLord Reid
as Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Nick Phillips
as President of the Supreme Court (1 October 2009)
DeputyDeputy President of the Supreme Court
Websitewww.supremecourt.uk

The current President is Robert Reed, since 13 January 2020.[5]