|The Right Honourable|
Sir Christopher Pitchford
In procession at Llandaff Cathedral in 2013
|Lord Justice of Appeal|
12 January 2010 – 29 March 2017
|Preceded by||Sir Scott Baker|
|Born||28 March 1947|
|Died||18 October 2017(aged 70)|
Sir Christopher John Pitchford (28 March 1947 – 18 October 2017) was a senior British judge, who served as a Lord Justice of Appeal in England and Wales from 2010 until he was forced to retire because of ill-health in 2017.
Pitchford was educated at Queen's College, Taunton and studied Law at Queen Mary, University of London and was called to the Bar in 1969, becoming a Bencher of Middle Temple in 1996. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and appointed a Deputy High Court judge in 1996. Pitchford was appointed a full judge of that court on 28 September 2000 and received the customary knighthood. He served as Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit from 2002–05. On 12 January 2010, Pitchford became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and was subsequently appointed to the Privy Council.
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