Country: United Kingdom
The Rt Hon Lord (Jonathan) Mance is a member of the Interim Nominating Committee and Deputy President of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Lord Mance read law at Oxford University, spent time with a Hamburg law firm and practiced at the commercial bar (from 1982 as a Queen’s Counsel) until 1993, specializing inter alia in claims involving auditors. He was a founder director of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Insurance Fund.
He was appointed a judge in 1993, sitting in the Queen’s Bench and Commercial Court until 1999, then in the Court of Appeal until 2005, and, from 2005, in the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, transferring in 2009 to the new UK Supreme Court.
In the House of Lords, he also chaired a sub-committee of the European Union Select Committee, scrutinizing proposals concerning European law and institutions and led groups working on domestic enforcement of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and reporting on the problem of impunity in relation to violence against women in the Congo.
He represented the United Kingdom on the Council of Europe's Consultative Council of European Judges from 2000 to 2011, being elected its first chair from 2000 to 2003.
He currently chairs the Executive Council of the International Law Association and the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Private International Law and is a member of the Judicial Integrity Group. Until February 2018, he was a member of the seven-person panel established by article 255 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to report on candidates' suitability to serve as a Judge or Advocate-General in the European Court of Justice.