Christopher Guest, Baron Guest

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Christopher William Graham Guest, Baron Guest PC (7 November 1901 – 25 September 1984) was a British judge.

Born in Edinburgh, Guest was educated at Merchiston Castle School, Clare College, Cambridge (MA), and Edinburgh University (LLB). He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1925 and to the English Bar (Inner Temple) in 1929. During World War II, he served in the Army, first in the Royal Artillery and then as a deputy judge-advocate in the War Office, ending the war as a Major. He was appointed King's Counsel in 1945.[1] and served as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates from 1955 to 1957.[2]

In 1957, Guest was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice, becoming Lord Guest. On 20 January 1961, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created a life peer with the title Baron Guest, of Graden in the County of Berwick.[3] In the same year, Guest was invested to the Privy Council and in 1971, he retired as Lord of Appeal.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jauncey of Tullichettle. "Guest, Christopher William Graham, Baron Guest (1901–1984)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/71217.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ "Court Circular." Times [London, England] 28 Sept. 1957: 8. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 8 June 2016
  3. ^ "No. 17895". The Edinburgh Gazette. 24 January 1961. p. 49.