Gerald Upjohn, Baron Upjohn
The younger son of William Henry Upjohn served in the Welsh Guards during the Second World War, reaching the rank of brigadier. In 1948, he sat with Sir George Lynskey and Sir Godfrey Vick on the Lynskey tribunal. Appointed to the Privy Council in 1960, he was Lord Justice of Appeal from 1960 to 1963. On 26 November 1963 he became a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made additionally a life peer by the style title Baron Upjohn, of Little Tey in the County of Essex.
While a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary he contributed to a number of significant cases. Three cases of particular importance are Boardman v Phipps  2 AC 46 (giving a powerful dissent), Vandervell v IRC  2 AC 291 (where he gave a majority speech) and In re Gulbenkian's Settlements  AC 508.
An interesting problem arose on Lord Upjohn's death. The Judicial Committee of the House of Lords would ideally sit with an odd number of judges, to ensure a clear decision. Lord Upjohn's death raised the problem of an equally divided Appellate Committee. Kennedy v Spratt  2 WLR 667 remained on the docket and Lord Upjohn had already prepared a speech, intending to vote with Lord Reid and Lord Diplock, dismissing the appeal. Lord Reid read Lord Upjohn's speech as a part of his own and in accordance with the presumption in favour of the status quo (semper pracsumitur pro negante), the appeal was dismissed. It has been pointed out that, 'had Lord Upjohn been in favour of allowing the appeal, the application of the principle would have produced a disgruntled appellant whose victory had been snatched from under his nose: it may well be that such manifest injustice would have led to the case being reargued before a reconstituted court.'
Eaves v.Eaves  Ch. 1000
Re Diplock  Ch. 465
Ministry of Health v Simpson  A.C. 251
As Upjohn J
Copeland v Greenhalf  Ch 488
Thompson (WL) Ltd v Robinson (Gunmakers) Ltd,  Ch 177
Merricks v. Heathcote Amory  Ch. 567
In the Court of Appeal
- Hong Kong Fir v Kawasaki  2 QB 26;
- In Re Pauling's Settlement Trusts  Ch. 303
- Car and Universal Finance Co Ltd v Caldwell  1 QB 525
- Boulting v Association of Cinematograph, Television and Allied Technicians  2 QB 606
In the Privy Council
Paradise Beach and Transportation Co Ltd v Price-Robinson  AC 1072
In the House of Lords
Practice Statement (Judicial Precedent)  1 WLR 1234
Boardman v Phipps  2 AC 46
Vandervell v IRC  2 AC 291
Beswick v Beswick  AC 58
C Czarnikow Ltd v Koufos or The Heron II  1 AC 350
In re Gulbenkian's Settlements  AC 508
Pettitt v. Pettitt  A.C. 777
Redland Bricks Ltd. v. Morris  A.C. 652
- Bushell v Faith  AC 1099
- L. J. Blom-Cooper and Gavin Drewry, The Use of Full Courts in the Appellate Process, 34(4) MLR 364, 365-366.