Anthony Hughes, Lord Hughes of Ombersley

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Lord Hughes of Ombersley

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Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
In office
9 April 2013 – 11 August 2018
Preceded byLord Dyson
Vice President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal
In office
3 February 2009 – 9 April 2013
Preceded byLord Justice Rose
Succeeded byLady Justice Hallett
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
24 April 2006 – 9 April 2013
Personal details
Anthony Philip Gilson Hughes

(1948-08-11) 11 August 1948 (age 70)
St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
EducationTettenhall College
Alma materVan Mildert College, Durham

Anthony Philip Gilson Hughes, Lord Hughes of Ombersley, (born 11 August 1948 in St Albans, Hertfordshire) is a former 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 obtained a Bachelor of law degree from Van Mildert College, University of Durham.[2] He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1970 and was a Crown Court Recorder from 1985 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 from 2004 to 2006. On 9 April 2013, he was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.[3][4] By Royal Warrant, all members of the Supreme Court, even if they do not hold a peerage, are entitled to the judicial style and title "Lord" for life.[5][6] Hughes was granted the courtesy style Lord Hughes of Ombersley, referencing Ombersley in Worcestershire. He retired from office on August 11, 2018, upon reaching the age of 70.

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  1. ^ "Lords Justices of Appeal". Archived from the original on 28 July 2012.
  2. ^ ‘HUGHES, Rt Hon. Lord’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017
  3. ^ "Trio of judicial appointments to the Supreme Court". Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  4. ^ "The 11 Supreme Court judges who could rule on UK's Brexit appeal". BBC News. 4 November 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Courtesy titles for Justices of the Supreme Court" (PDF). Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  6. ^ "No. 59746". The London Gazette. 1 April 2011. pp. 6177–6178.

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