List of judges of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales

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The ordinary judges of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales are the Lord Justices of Appeal and Lady Justices of Appeal. These puisne judges serve with the ex officio members of the court:[1]

Judges of the Court of Appeal are made members of the Privy Council within months of appointment, enabling them to serve as members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and entitling them to the style The Right Honourable. Because all members of the court are appointed to the Privy Council, that style is omitted, but new Lords and Lady Justice awaiting appointment to the Privy Council are noted.

The Senior Courts Act 1981 limits the total number of Lord Justices of Appeal and Lady Justices of Appeal to 38;[1] the limit was amended, without changing the act's text, to 39 by The Maximum Number of Judges Order 2015. The Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 mandates that, along with other senior judges throughout the UK, they retire at 70 years of age. Judges appointed before 31 March 1995 are excepted and may wait to retire at 75.

Ex officio judges[edit]

These are the ex officio judges of the Court of Appeal excepting the qualifying justices of the Supreme Court (the judges appointed from England and Wales, including Lord Sumption); they are listed at Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom#Current Justices:

Office Judge Mandatory retirement Date of appointment Prior roles
1Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales The Lord Burnett of Maldon 28 February 2028 2 October 2017 Court of Appeal (2014)
Queen's Bench (2011)
2Master of the Rolls Sir Terence Etherton 21 June 2021 3 October 2016 Chancellor of the High Court (11 January 2013)
Court of Appeal (29 September 2008)
Chancery Division (11 January 2001)
3President of the Queen's Bench Division Sir Brian Leveson 22 June 2019 1 October 2013 Court of Appeal (2 October 2006)
Queen's Bench (23 October 2000)
4President of the Family Division Sir James Munby 27 July 2018 11 January 2013 Court of Appeal (12 October 2009)
Family Division (22 May 2000)
5Chancellor of the High Court Sir Geoffrey Vos 22 April 2022 24 October 2016 Court of Appeal (1 October 2013)
Chancery Division (27 October 2009)

List of judges of the Court of Appeal[edit]

As of October 2017, there are 39 judges on the court: 30 Lord Justices of Appeal and 9 Lady Justices of Appeal.[2]

Lord/Lady Justice Mandatory
retirement
Date of
appointment
High Court
appointment
High Court
division
Other roles
1 Arden, Dame MaryDame Mary Arden[n 2] 23 January 2022 2 October 2000 30 April 1993 Chancery
2 Longmore, Sir AndrewSir Andrew Longmore[n 2] 25 August 2019 11 January 2001 25 October 1993 Queen's Bench
3 Hallett, Dame HeatherDame Heather Hallett 16 December 2019 3 October 2005 14 April 1999 Queen's Bench Vice-President of the Criminal Division
4 Jackson, Sir RupertSir Rupert Jackson 7 March 2018 2 October 2008 12 January 1999 Queen's Bench
5 Patten, Sir NicholasSir Nicholas Patten 7 August 2020 4 June 2009 2 October 2000 Chancery
6 Gross, Sir PeterSir Peter Gross 13 February 2022 9 July 2010 1 October 2001 Queen's Bench
7 Rafferty, Dame AnneDame Anne Rafferty 26 February 2020 5 July 2011 21 February 2000 Queen's Bench Chair of the Judicial College
8 McFarlane, Sir AndrewSir Andrew McFarlane 20 June 2024 28 July 2011 18 April 2005 Family
9 Davis, Sir NigelSir Nigel Davis 10 March 2021 3 October 2011 1 October 2001 Queen's Bench
10 Lewison, Sir KimSir Kim Lewison 1 May 2022 3 October 2011 29 April 2003 Chancery
11 Kitchin, Sir DavidSir David Kitchin 30 April 2025 3 October 2011 3 October 2005 Chancery
12 Treacy, Sir ColmanSir Colman Treacy 28 July 2019 1 October 2012 1 October 2002 Queen's Bench Chairman of the Sentencing Council
13 McCombe, Sir RichardSir Richard McCombe 23 September 2022 26 October 2012 11 January 2001 Queen's Bench
14 Beatson, Sir JackSir Jack Beatson 3 November 2018 11 January 2013 29 April 2004 Queen's Bench
15 Gloster, Dame ElizabethDame Elizabeth Gloster 5 June 2019 9 April 2013 21 April 2004 Queen's Bench Vice-President of the Civil Division
16 Ryder, Sir ErnestSir Ernest Ryder 19 December 2027 9 April 2013 4 May 2004 Family Senior President of Tribunals
17 Underhill, Sir NicholasSir Nicholas Underhill 12 May 2022 9 April 2013 20 January 2006 Queen's Bench
18 Floyd, Sir ChristopherSir Christopher Floyd 20 December 2021 9 April 2013 8 November 2007 Chancery
19 Fulford, Sir AdrianSir Adrian Fulford 8 January 2023 10 May 2013 21 November 2002 Queen's Bench Investigatory Powers Commissioner
20 Macur, Dame JuliaDame Julia Macur 17 April 2027 31 July 2013 3 October 2005 Family Senior Presiding Judge[3]
21 Sharp, Dame VictoriaDame Victoria Sharp 8 February 2026 1 October 2013 13 January 2009 Queen's Bench Vice-President of the Queen's Bench Division
22 Bean, Sir DavidSir David Bean 25 March 2024 1 October 2014 19 July 2004 Queen's Bench Chairman of the Law Commission
23 King, Dame EleanorDame Eleanor King 13 September 2027 1 October 2014 4 April 2008 Family
24 Sales, Sir PhilipSir Philip Sales 11 February 2032 10 November 2014 1 October 2008 Chancery
25 Simon, Sir PeregrineSir Peregrine Simon 20 June 2020 1 October 2015 1 October 2002 Queen's Bench
26 Lindblom, Sir KeithSir Keith Lindblom 20 September 2026 2 November 2015 4 October 2010 Queen's Bench
27 Richards, Sir DavidSir David Richards 9 June 2021 16 November 2015 1 October 2003 Chancery
28 Hamblen, Sir NicholasSir Nicholas Hamblen 23 August 2027 17 February 2016 19 November 2008 Queen's Bench
29 Irwin, Sir StephenSir Stephen Irwin 5 February 2023 4 October 2016 18 May 2006 Queen's Bench
30 Henderson, Sir LauncelotSir Launcelot Henderson 20 November 2021 3 November 2016 11 January 2007 Chancery
31 Flaux, Sir JulianSir Julian Flaux 11 May 2025 8 December 2016 14 May 2007 Queen's Bench
32 Thirlwall, Dame Kathryn [Kate]Dame Kathryn [Kate] Thirlwall 21 November 2027 1 February 2017 13 April 2010 Queen's Bench Deputy Senior Presiding Judge
33 Hickinbottom, Sir GarySir Gary Hickinbottom 22 December 2025 15 March 2017 13 January 2009 Queen's Bench
34 Moylan, Sir AndrewSir Andrew Moylan 23 June 2023 29 March 2017 23 February 2007 Family
35 Jackson, Sir PeterSir Peter Jackson 9 December 2025 4 October 2017 1 October 2010 Family
36 Newey, Sir GuySir Guy Newey 21 January 2029 5 October 2017 12 January 2010 Chancery
37 Singh, Sir RabinderSir Rabinder Singh 6 March 2034 5 October 2017 3 October 2011 Queen's Bench
38 Asplin , Dame SarahDame Sarah Asplin 16 September 2029 9 October 2017 1 October 2012 Chancery
39 Holroyde , Sir TimothySir Timothy Holroyde 18 August 2025 31 October 2017 13 January 2009 Queen's Bench

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ That is, Lord Mackay of Clashfern and Lord Irvine of Lairg.
  2. ^ a b Appointed a senior judge before 31 March 1995, thus mandatory retirement at 75 rather than 70.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Senior Courts Act 1981, s 2. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  2. ^ "List of Senior Judiciary". Judiciary of England and Wales. Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  3. ^ https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/announcements/appointment-of-the-new-senior-presiding-judge/