|Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom|
|Supreme Court of the United Kingdom|
|Style||The Right Honourable|
(within the UK and the Commonwealth)
(when addressed in court)
|Status||Deputy Chief judge|
|Seat||Middlesex Guildhall, London|
|Appointer||The Monarch on the advice of the Prime Minister|
following the Secretary of State for Justice's approval of a recommendation
|Term length||Life tenure; may be removed on the address of Parliament|
|Constituting instrument||Constitutional Reform Act 2005|
|Precursor||Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary|
|Formation||1 October 2009|
|First holder||David, Lord Hope of Craighead|
The Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the second most senior judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, after the President of the Supreme Court. The office is equivalent to the now-defunct position of Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, also known previously as the Second Senior Law Lord, who was the second highest-ranking Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
By Royal Warrant of Queen Elizabeth II published on 1 October 2009, a place for the Deputy President of the Supreme Court in the order of precedence was established: the Deputy President of the Supreme Court ranks after the Master of the Rolls and before the other Justices of the Supreme Court.