|The Right Honourable
Lord Justice Pitchford, QC
|In procession at Llandaff Cathedral in 2013|
|Lord Justice of Appeal|
12 January 2010
|Preceded by||Sir Scott Baker|
|Born||28 March 1947|
Sir Christopher John Pitchford, QC (b. 28 March 1947) is a senior British judge, currently a Justice of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Pitchford was educated at Queen's College, Taunton and studied Law at Queen Mary, University of London and was called to the Bar in 1969, becoming a Bencher of Middle Temple in 1996. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and appointed a Deputy High Court judge in 1996. Pitchford was appointed a full judge of that court on 28 September 2000 and received the customary knighthood. He served as Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit from 2002–05. On 12 January 2010, Pitchford became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and was subsequently appointed to the Privy Council.
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