David Kitchin

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The Right Honourable
Lord Justice Kitchin
Lord Justice of Appeal
Assumed office
5 October 2011
Personal details
Born (1955-04-30) 30 April 1955 (age 61)
Nationality British
Alma mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Sir David James Tyson Kitchin (born 30 April 1955)[1] is a Lord Justice of Appeal.


Having studied Natural Sciences as an undergraduate at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Kitchin switched to Law in his final year and was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1977; he has been a bencher since 2003. During his university days, he also coxed the Cambridge team that won the 1975 Boat Race.[2]

He became a Queen's Counsel in 1994. In 2001, he was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge. He was appointed to the High Court of Justice on 3 October 2005[3] and assigned to the Chancery Division; he was knighted in the same year. Kitchin has served as Chancery Supervising Judge for the Wales, Western and Midland Circuits since 2009. In 2011, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal effective 5 October 2011,[4] and received the customary appointment to the Privy Council.


  1. ^ "Senior Judiciary". www.judiciary.gov.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fitzwilliam College News". Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Archived from the original on 22 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 57779. p. 12972. 7 October 2005.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59931. p. 19091. 6 October 2011.