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Jonathan Mance, Baron Mance : biography

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

Early life

Mance was born on 6 June 1943, Note: subscription required one of four children of Sir Henry Mance, one-time chairman of Lloyd's of London. Like his father, he attended Charterhouse, 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.

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.

Judicial career

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 and consequently created a life peer as Baron Mance, of Frognal in the London Borough of Camden. He was introduced in the House of Lords on 12 October 2005.. Retrieved 26 July 2009. On 1 October 2009, he and nine other Lords of Appeal became Justices of the Supreme Court upon that body's inauguration.

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).

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