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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Nationality  British
Preceded by  Position created
Name  Jonathan Baron

Preceded by  Lord Steyn
Role  Justice
Succeeded by  Position eliminated
Spouse  Mary Arden (m. 1973)
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Full Name  Jonathan Hugh Mance
Born  6 June 1943 (age 72) (1943-06-06)
Alma mater  University College, Oxford
Education  University College, Oxford, University of Oxford, Charterhouse School
Similar People  Robert Walker - Baron Wa, David Neuberger - Baron Ne, Jonathan Sumption, Brenda Hale - Baroness, Robert Carnwath - Lord Car

Jonathan Hugh Mance, Baron Mance, PC, QC (born 6 June 1943) is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.


Early life

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Mance was born on 6 June 1943, one of four children of Sir Henry Stenhouse Mance, one-time chairman of Lloyd's of London.

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Like his father, he attended Charterhouse School, a boarding school in Godalming, Surrey. He then studied at University College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1965, becoming a QC in 1982 and a Bencher in 1989.

Judicial career

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In 1990, he became a recorder, and on 25 October 1993 was appointed a High Court judge, serving in the Queen's Bench Division, and received the customary knighthood. On 27 April 1999, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal, and appointed to the Privy Council.

On 3 October 2005, he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary as Baron Mance, of Frognal in the London Borough of Camden. He was introduced in the House of Lords on 12 October 2005. On 1 October 2009, he and nine other Lords of Appeal became Justices of the Supreme Court upon that body's inauguration. In a speech to the Hoge Raad in The Netherlands in 2013, Lord Mance described the creation of the Supreme Court as the consequence of a "back of an envelope plan".

He has also served as Chairman of the Banking Appeals Tribunal (1992–93), Chairman of the Consultative Council of European Judges (2000), President of the British Insurance Law Association (2000–02), and trustee of the European Law Academy (2003).

Mance was appointed Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in September 2017, succeeding Baroness Hale who becomes President of the Supreme Court. He will be sworn into the new position on 2 October 2017.

Other appointments

In October 2012, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, the Lord Patten of Barnes, appointed Lord Mance as High Steward of the University of Oxford, on the retirement of Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood. He is an honorary fellow of University College, and Visitor of St Cross College, Oxford. In 2013 He received an honorary doctorate from Canterbury Christ Church University.

Selected cases

  • The Public Prosecution Service v William Elliott, Robert McKee [2013] UKSC 32
  • Personal life

    He is married to Dame Mary Arden, currently a Lord Justice of Appeal; the two are the first married couple ever to serve concurrently in the Court of Appeal. They have two daughters and a son together. His recreations include tennis, languages, and music.


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