Anthony Hughes, Lord Hughes of Ombersley

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The Right Honourable
Lord Hughes of Ombersley
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Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
9 April 2013
Preceded by Lord Dyson
Vice President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal
In office
3 February 2009 – 9 April 2013
Preceded by Lord Justice Rose
Succeeded by Lady Justice Hallett
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
24 April 2006 – 9 April 2013
Personal details
Born Anthony Philip Gilson Hughes
(1948-08-11) 11 August 1948 (age 66)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
Alma mater Van Mildert College, Durham
Occupation Judge

Anthony Philip Gilson Hughes, Lord Hughes of Ombersley, Kt, (born 11 August 1948 in St Albans, Hertfordshire) is an English judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He was previously a Lord Justice of Appeal and Vice-President of the Criminal Division from 24 April 2006,[1] following the retirement of Lord Justice Rose, to 9 April 2013.

He was educated at Tettenhall College and Van Mildert College, University of Durham[2] before being called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1970 and was a Crown Court Recorder from 1988 to 1997, being Head of Chambers until 1997 of No.1 Fountain Court Chambers, Birmingham. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1990, and a judge of the High Court of Justice, Family Division, from 1997 to 2003. He served as Presiding Judge on the Midland circuit from 2000 to 2003, and transferred to the Queen's Bench Division in 2004. On 9 April 2013, he was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.[3]


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