Michael Mustill, Baron Mustill

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Mustill
Kt PC
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Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
10 January 1992 – 21 March 1997
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by The Lord Oliver of Aylmerton
Succeeded by The Lord Saville of Newdigate
Personal details
Born Michael John Mustill
(1931-05-10) 10 May 1931 (age 83)
Spouse(s) Beryl Davies
(m. 1960 - div. 1983)
Caroline Phillips
(m. 1991 - present)
Children Two sons, one stepdaughter (Caroline Phillips)
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge
Occupation Judge
Profession Law

Michael John Mustill, Baron Mustill, Kt, PC (born 10 May 1931)[1] is a British judge and barrister.

The son of Clement William and Marion Mustill was educated in Oundle School and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Doctor of Laws in 1992. He served in the Royal Artillery from 1949 to 1951, was called to the Bar, Gray's Inn in 1955, became a Queen's Counsel in 1968 and a Bencher in 1976. Mustill was Deputy Chairman of the Hampshire Quarter Sessions in 1971. He was made Chairman of the Civil Service Appeal Tribunal in 1971 and Recorder of the Crown Court in 1972, holding both posts until 1978, when he was knighted.

Mustill was a judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division from 1978 to 1985 and Presiding Judge, North Eastern Circuit from 1981 to 1984. From 1985 he was Chairman of the Judicial Studies Board until 1989, Chairman of the Departmental Committee on Law of Arbitration until 1990, and Lord Justice of Appeal from 1985 to 1992. On 10 January 1992, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and in consequence created a life peer as Baron Mustill, of Pateley Bridge in the County of North Yorkshire. In 1997, he retired as Lord of Appeal.

Lord Mustill has been married twice, firstly to Beryl Davies from 1960 to their divorce in 1983, and secondly to Caroline Phillips since 1991. He has two sons and one stepdaughter by his second wife.

Lord Mustill is also the Honorary President of the Cambridge University Law Society.

Famous judgments[edit]

  • White v Jones [1995] AC 207
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex Parte Fire Brigades Union [1995] 2 AC 513 (Dissenting)
  • R v Brown [1993] 2 All ER 75 (Dissenting)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 10 May 2013. Retrieved 29 April 2014. "Lord Mustill, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, is 82"