David Kitchin

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The Right Honourable
Lord Justice Kitchin
Lord Justice of Appeal
Taking office
5 October 2011
Succeeding  
Personal details
Born (1955-04-30) 30 April 1955 (age 59)
Nationality British
Alma mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Sir David James Tyson Kitchin (born 30 April 1955)[1] is a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Career[edit]

Having studied Natural Sciences as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Kitchin switched to Law in his final year and was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1977; he has been a bencher since 2003. During his university days, he also coxed the Cambridge team that won the 1975 Boat Race.[2]

He became a Queen's Counsel in 1994. In 2001, he was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge. He was appointed to the High Court of Justice on 3 October 2005[3] and assigned to the Chancery Division; he was knighted in the same year. Kitchin has served as Chancery Supervising Judge for the Wales, Western and Midland Circuits since 2009. In 2011, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal effective 5 October 2011,[4] and received the customary appointment to the Privy Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senior Judiciary". www.judiciary.gov.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fitzwilliam College News". Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57779. p. 12972. 7 October 2005.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59931. p. 19091. 6 October 2011.