Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
|Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
|Appointer||UK Monarch, on advice of a Selection commission|
|Term length||Life tenure; may be removed on the address of both Houses of Parliament|
|Inaugural holder||Lord Hope of Craighead|
|Formation||Constitutional Reform Act 2005
1 October 2009
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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.
The office is currently held by the Baroness Hale of Richmond, having succeeded Lord Hope of Craighead on his retirement on June 26, 2013. Lord Hope had been the Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 2009, when the judicial functions of the House of Lords were transferred to the new Supreme Court on 1 October 2009 under the provisions of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.
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.
List of Second Senior Lords of Appeal in Ordinary
- Lord Goff of Chieveley (1994 – 1996)
- Lord Slynn of Hadley (2000 – 2002)
- Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead (2002 – 2007)
- Lord Hoffman (2007 – 2009)
- Lord Hope of Craighead (20 April 2009 – 1 October 2009)
List of Deputy Presidents of the Supreme Court
- Lord Hope of Craighead (1 October 2009 – 26 June 2013)
- Lady Hale of Richmond (28 June 2013 – present)
- "Judicial salaries from 1 April 2010" (PDF). Ministry of Justice. 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- The London Gazette: . 1 October 2009.