Henry Keith, Baron Keith of Kinkel
The Lord Keith of Kinkel
|Lord of Appeal in Ordinary|
10 January 1977 – 30 September 1996
|Preceded by||The Lord Kilbrandon|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Hope of Craighead|
Henry Shanks Keith
7 February 1920
|Died||21 June 2002(aged 82)|
Henry Shanks Keith, Baron Keith of Kinkel Scottish judge.(7 February 1920 – 21 June 2002) was a
The son of James Keith, Baron Keith of Avonholm, Harry Keith was educated in the Edinburgh Academy, at the Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Arts and the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law. In the Second World War, he commanded the Scots Guards and was mentioned in despatches, reaching the rank of Captain. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1950, and was made a Queen's Counsel in 1962. In 1951, he had been called to the English Bar from Gray's Inn, where he became a Bencher in 1976.
On 10 January 1977, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made additionally a life peer with the title Baron Keith of Kinkel, of Strathummel in the District of Perth and Kinross, following in the footsteps of his father, Lord Keith of Avonholm. One year before he had been invested to the Privy Council. In 1996, he retired as Lord of Appeal and in 1997, he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. It was humorously said within legal circles that wherever there was a negligence case, Lord Keith would always say 'no' to damages.
Lord Keith died in 2002.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- "Burkes-Peerage". Archived from the original on 4 March 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2007.
- "Lord Keith of Kinkel". The Daily Telegraph. London. 27 June 2002.
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