Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah was elevated as Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan on 7th February, 2018. Earlier, he served as a Judge of the Lahore High Court from 2009 to 2016 and as its Chief Justice from June, 2016 to February, 2018. He has authored several judgments on constitutional law, human rights, disability law, administrative law, climate justice and environmental sustainability. He takes keen interest in judicial and administrative reforms and spearheaded Alternate Dispute Resolution Centers (ADR), Criminal and Civil Model Courts, case management and court automation systems at the Lahore High Court and in the District Judiciary in Punjab.
He helped re-engineer Punjab Judicial Academy in order to improve judicial training and capacity building for the judiciary and the ministerial staff. He lays special emphasis on research and played a foundational role in setting up the Lahore High Court Research Centre (LHCRC).
Justice Shah has a Masters in Law from University of Cambridge, UK and a Masters in Economics from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. He is an accredited mediator from CEDR, London. He is an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn and a member of the Global Judicial Institute on Environment (GJIE).