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Patrick Elias received his undergraduate degree, LL.B with first-class honours, at Exeter University in 1969. He was called to the Bar in 1973 (Inner Temple). He became a Bencher in 1995 and served as Assistant Recorder from 1997 to 1999.
He was appointed Deputy High Court Judge in January 1999 and four months later, in May 1999, he was named Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division. He was President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal from 2006 to 2009.
Mr Justice Elias was knighted in 1999. On 3 March 2009, he was appointed to Her Majesty's Privy Council.
- Privy Council appointment of Sir Patrick Elias, 3 March 2009, Prime Minister's Office, Press Notices
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