The current Admiralty Judge is Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony. First appointed by HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in 1997, Lord Clarke was re-appointed by the present Lord Warden in 2004.
After serving as the Admiralty Judge of the High Court in London and as Master of the Rolls, Lord Clarke was the first Justice to be appointed directly to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, when it was established in 2009, and served until his retirement from the bench in 2017.
The Judge has a deputy, known as the Judge Surrogate of the Admiralty Court of the Cinque Ports, also a purely honorary role.
Since 1991, this position has been held by Peter Sherred, formerly a solicitor in private practice in Dover.