Past Presidents

2000-2022

2000–01  RT HON LORD JUSTICE OTTO
2001–02  RT HON LORD STEYN
2002–03  RT HON LORD PHILLIPS OF WORTH MATRAVERS
2003–04  THE HON SIR MICHAEL DAVIES
2004–05  RT HON LORD JUSTICE CARNWATH
2005–06  RT HON LORD JUSTICE SEDLEY
2006–07  RT HON LORD MANCE
2007–08  PROFESSOR SIR FRANCIS JACOBS
2008–09  LORD WALKER OF GESTINGTHORPE
2009–10  LORD HOPE OF CRAIGHEAD KT
2011–12  SIR CHRISTOPHER JOHN GREENWOOD CMG QC
2012–13  LORD NEUBERGER OF ABBOTSBURY
2013–14  RT HON LORD DYSON
2013–14  LADY JUSTICE HALLETT
2014–15  LORD ANTHONY HUGHES OF OMBERSLEY
2015–16  SIR DAVID LLOYD JONES
2016–17  DAME ELIZABETH GLOSTER
2017–18  BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND
2018–19  BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND
2019–20 
2020–21  THE HON CHIEF JUSTICE CHIEF JUSTICE GEOFFREY MA
2021–22  RT HON BEVERLY MCLACHLIN

1975-2000

1975–76  RT HON LORD JUSTICE JAMES
1976-77  RT HON LORD EDMUND-DAVIES, LLD
1977-78  RT HON LORD DENNING, DCL, LLD, Master of the Rolls
1978-79 RT HON LORD SCARMAN
1979-80 RT HON LORD ORMROD
1980-81 RT HON LORD ROSKILL
1981-82 RT LORD BRIDGE OF HARWICH
1982-83 PROFESSOR JC SMITH, CBE, QC, LLD, FBA
1983-84 RT HON LORD TEMPLEMAN
1984-85 RT HON SIR JOHN DONALDSON, Master of the Rolls
1985-86 THE HON LORD MACKENZIE STUART, President of the Court of the Justice of the European Communities
1986-87 RT HON LORD GRIFFITHS
1987-88 RT HON LORD GOFF OF CHIEVELEY
1988-89 RT HON LORD OLIVER OF AYLMERTON
1989-90 RT HON SIR STEPHEN BROWN
1990-91 RT HON SIR NICOLAS BROWNE-WILKINSON
1991-92 RT HON LORD ACKNER
1992-93 RT HON LORD SLYNN OF HADLEY
1993-94 RT HON SIR THOMAS BINGHAM, Master of the Rolls
1994-95 RT HON SIR RICHARD SCOTT, Vice Chancellor
1995-96 RT HON LORD MUSTILL
1996-97 RT HON LORD WOOLF OF BARNES, Master of the Rolls
1997-98 RT HON LORD RODGER OF EARLSFERRY, Lord President
1998-99 HER EXCELLENCY JUDGE ROSALYN HIGGINS, Judge of the International Court of Justice
1999-00 RT HON LADY JUDTICE ARDEN

1950-1975

1950-51 RT HON EARL JOWITT, CVI, LLD, Lord Chancellor
1951-52 PROFESSOR A L GOODHART, KBE, QC, DCL, LLD, FBA, Master of University College, Oxford
1952-53 RT HON SIR RAYMOND EVERSHED, LLD, Master of the Rolls
1953-54 RT HON LORD JUSTICE BIRKETT, LLD
1954-55 RT HON LORD RADCLIFFE GBE
1955-56 RT HON VISCOUNT KILMUIR, GVCO, DCL, LLD, Lord Chancellor
1956-57 RT HON LORD KEITH OF AVONHOLM, LLD
1957-58 RT HON LORD JUSTICE MORRIS, CBE, MC, LLD, DL
1958-59 SIR CARLETON KEMP-ALLEN, MC, QC, DCL, FBA, JP
1959-60 RT HON LORD COHEN
1960-61 RT HON LORD JUSTICE DELVIN
1961-62 RT HON LORD HODSON, MC
1962-63 RT HON LORD MACDERMOTT, MC, LLD, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland
1963-64 RT HON SIR JOCELYN SIMON, D-en-Dr, President of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division
1964-65 RT HON LORD JUSTICE DIPLOCK
1965-66 RT HON LORD WILBERFORCE, CMG OBE
1966-67 RT HON LORD DENNING, DCL, LLD, Master of the Rolls
1967-68 RT HON LORD GARDINER, Lord Chancellor
1968-69 RT HON LORD JUSTICE RUSSELL
1969-70 HON MR JUSTICE MEGARRY, LLD, FBA
1970-71 HON LORD CAMERON, DSC, LLD, Senator of the Court of Justice in Scotland, Lord of Session

1928-1950

1928-29 LADY BARBER, LLM
1929-30 RT HON LORD ATKIN, LLD, FBA
1930-31 RT HON LORD MACMILLAN, GC VO LLD
1931-32 RT HON SIR FREDERICK POLLOCK, Bt, KC, DCL, FBA
1932-33 RT HON LORD HANWORTH, KBE, LLD, Master of the Rolls
1933-34 RT HON LORD MERRIVALE
1934-35 RT HON LORD WRIGHT GCMG, LLD, FBA
1935-36 RT HON VISCOUNT HAILSHAM, LLD, Lord Chancellor
1936-37 DEAN ROSCOE POUND, LLD
1937-38 RT HON LORD GREENE, DCL, Master of the Rolls
1938-39 RT HON VISCOUNT MAUGHAN, LLD, Lord Chancellor
1939-40 RT HON LORD PORTER LLD
1940-41 RT HON LORD NORMAND, LLD, Lord of President of the Court of Session
1941-42 RT HON LORD JUSTICE MACKINNON
1942-43 RT HON VISCOUNT SIMON, GCSO, GCVO, DCL, LLD, Lord Chancellor
1943-44 MOST HON THE MARQUESS OF LINLITHGOW KG, KT, GCSI, GCEI, DCL, LLD
1944-45 RT HON VISCOUNT BENNETT, KC, LLD
1945-46 RT HON LORD JUSTICE SOMERVELL, OBE
1946-47 RT HON LORD OAKSEY, DSO, DCL
1947-48 RT HON LORD DU PARCQ, LLD
1948-49 SIR ARNOLD McNAIR, CBE, KC, LLD, DCL, FBA, Judge of te international Court of Justice
1949-1950 RT HON LORD JUSTICE DENNING
1971-72 RT HON LORD HAILSHAM OF ST MARY MARYLEBONE, Lord Chancellor
1972-73 RT HON LORD CROSS OF CHELSEA
1973-74 RT HON LORD SALMON
1974-75 RT HON LORD KILBRANDON, LLD, DSC (SOC SCI)