Augustus Uthwatt, Baron Uthwatt
Born in Ballarat, Victoria, he was the son of Thomas Andrewes Uthwatt and his wife Annie Hazlitt. He was educated at Ballarat College and the University of Melbourne where he resided at Trinity College. In his final year Law examinations, he received only second-class honours, but was still the best performing student, and was the recipient of the fourth-year scholarship. He then proceeded to Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law, receiving the Vinerian Scholarship. After his admission to Gray's Inn in 1901, he was called to the bar three years later and became a bencher in 1927.
Uthwatt served as legal adviser to the Ministry of Food from 1915 until 1918 and became a member of the Council of Legal Education in 1929. He was junior counsel to HM Treasury, the Board of Trade and the Attorney General for England and Wales in 1934. Uthwatt was nominated a Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice in 1941 and subsequently created a Knight Bachelor. On 9 January 1946, he was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and received thereby additionally a life peerage with the title Baron Uthwatt, of Lathbury, in the County of Buckingham. Following his appointment, he was sworn of the Privy Council in February of the same year.
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- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Augustus Uthwatt, Baron Uthwatt