List of Lords of Appeal

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This is a list of the last Lords of Appeal in Ordinary and other Lords of Appeal before the judicial functions of the House of Lords ended in 2009.

Last Lords of Appeal in Ordinary[edit]

As of 30 September 2009, (the day before their functions were transferred to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom), the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary appointed under section 6 of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 were, in order of seniority:

  1. The Rt Hon. The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, PC (Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary) (2013)
  2. The Rt Hon. The Lord Hope of Craighead, PC (Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary) (2013)
  3. The Rt Hon. The Lord Saville of Newdigate, PC (2011)
  4. The Rt Hon. The Lord Scott of Foscote, PC (2009)
  5. The Rt Hon. The Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, PC (2019)
  6. The Rt Hon. The Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, PC (2013)
  7. The Rt Hon. The Baroness Hale of Richmond, DBE, PC (2020)
  8. The Rt Hon. The Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, PC (2012)
  9. The Rt Hon. The Lord Mance, PC (2018)
  10. The Rt Hon. The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, PC (2018)
  11. The Rt Hon. The Lord Collins of Mapesbury, PC (c. 2011)
  12. The Rt Hon. The Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, PC (c. 2023)

Last Lords of Appeal[edit]

As of 30 September 2009, the other Lords of Appeal who were, by virtue of sections 5 & 25 of the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876, eligible to form the quorum (3) of the House of Lords necessary to hear and determine judicial business were:

  1. The Rt Hon. The Baroness Clark of Calton (26 February 2019)
  2. The Rt Hon. The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk (18 November 2010)
  3. The Rt Hon. The Lord Hardie (8 January 2016)
  4. The Rt Hon. The Lord Irvine of Lairg (23 June 2015)
  5. The Rt Hon. The Lord Mackay of Drumadoon (30 January 2016)
  • The date in parentheses is the date after which the Lord of Appeal is disqualified from participating in judicial business. The date is set by the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993.

See also[edit]

Judicial functions of the House of Lords

References[edit]