|The Right Honourable
Lord Justice Kitchin
|Lord Justice of Appeal|
5 October 2011
|Born||30 April 1955|
|Alma mater||Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge|
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.
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 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, and received the customary appointment to the Privy Council.
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