List of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

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This is a list of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom since its creation on 1 October 2009 upon the transfer to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom of the judicial functions of the House of Lords.

The court comprises a president, deputy president and 10 puisne justices, for a total of 12 justices, of which—by convention—nine are from England, two from Scotland, and one from Northern Ireland. At the court's creation, 10 justices were appointed from the House of Lords, and one was appointed directly to it. The remaining initial vacancy was filled by Lord Dyson six months later. Four of the original justices remain on the court.

List of Justices of the Supreme Court[edit]

Served from Name Previous judicial office Served until Replacing Notes
1 October 2009 Phillips of Worth Maltravers, The LordThe Lord Phillips of Worth Maltravers Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2008–09)
Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2005–08)
Master of the Rolls (2000–05)
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1999–2000)
30 September 2012 President 2009–12
1 October 2009 Hope of Craighead, The LordThe Lord Hope of Craighead Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2009)
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1996–2009)
Lord President of the Court of Session (1989–96)
26 June 2013 Deputy President 2009–13
1 October 2009 Saville of Newdigate, The LordThe Lord Saville of Newdigate Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (1997–2009)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1994–97)
30 September 2010
1 October 2009 Rodger of Earlsferry, The LordThe Lord Rodger of Earlsferry Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2001–09)
Lord President of the Court of Session (1996–2001)
Senator of the College of Justice (1995–96)
26 June 2011 Died in office.
1 October 2009 Walker of Gestingthorpe, The LordThe Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2002–09)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1997–2002)
17 March 2013
1 October 2009 Hale of Richmond, The LadyThe Lady Hale of Richmond Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2004–09)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1999–2003)
incumbent Deputy President since June 2013
1 October 2009 Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, The LordThe Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2004–09)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1992–2004)
9 April 2012
1 October 2009 Mance, The LordThe Lord Mance Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2005–09)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1999–2005)
incumbent
1 October 2009 Collins of Mapesbury, The LordThe Lord Collins of Mapesbury Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2009)
Lord Justice of Appeal (2007–09)
7 May 2011 Acting until July 2011[1]
1 October 2009 Kerr of Tonaghmore, The LordThe Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2009)
Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland (2004–09)
incumbent
1 October 2009 Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, The LordThe Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony Master of the Rolls (2005–09)
Lord Justice of Appeal (1998–2005)
incumbent First Justice to be appointed directly to the Court
13 April 2010 Dyson, LordLord Dyson Deputy Head of Civil Justice (2003–06)
Lord Justice of Appeal (2001–10)
1 October 2012 First non-life peer appointed to the Court
Stood down to become Master of the Rolls
26 May 2011 Wilson of Culworth, The LordThe Lord Wilson of Culworth Lord Justice of Appeal (2005–11) incumbent Saville of Newdigate, The LordThe Lord Saville of Newdigate
11 January 2012 Sumption, LordLord Sumption None (Queen's Counsel (1986–2012)) incumbent Collins of Mapesbury, The LordThe Lord Collins of Mapesbury
6 February 2012 Reed, LordLord Reed Senator of the College of Justice (1998–2012) incumbent Rodger of Earlsferry, The LordThe Lord Rodger of Earlsferry
17 April 2012 Carnwath of Notting Hill, LordLord Carnwath of Notting Hill Lord Justice of Appeal (2002–12) incumbent Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, The LordThe Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood
1 October 2012 Neuberger of Abbotsbury, The LordThe Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury Master of the Rolls (2009–12)
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2007–09)
Lord Justice of Appeal (2004–07)
incumbent Phillips of Worth Maltravers, The LordThe Lord Phillips of Worth Maltravers President since 2012
9 April 2013 Hughes of Ombersley, LordLord Hughes of Ombersley Vice President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal (2009–13)
Lord Justice of Appeal (2006–13)
incumbent Dyson, LordLord Dyson
9 April 2013 Toulson, LordLord Toulson Lord Justice of Appeal (2006–13)
Chairman of the Law Commission (2002–06)
22 September 2016 Walker of Gestingthorpe, The LordThe Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe
1 October 2013 Hodge, LordLord Hodge Senator of the College of Justice (2005–13) incumbent Hope of Craighead, The LordThe Lord Hope of Craighead

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