George Talbot (judge)

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Sir George John Talbot PC KC (19 June 1861 – 11 July 1938) was a British barrister and High Court judge.

Talbot was educated at Winchester College before studying at Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a first-class degree in Classics in 1884. He was appointed to a Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford in 1886. He was called to the bar and practised as a barrister; he was appointed a King's Counsel in 1906. In 1923, he was appointed as a judge of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, and was knighted in 1924. He retired in 1937 and was made a member of the Privy Council. He was elected to an honorary Studentship (i.e. honorary Fellowship) of Christ Church, Oxford in 1935. His legal publications included Modern Decisions on Ritual (1934) and Law and Practice of Licensing (1896 and 1905).[1]