Lynn Ungoed-Thomas

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Sir Arwyn Lynn Ungoed-Thomas (29 June 1904 – 4 December 1972) was a Welsh Labour Party politician and British judge.

He was born on 29 June 1904, the son of Evan Ungoed Thomas, minister of Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Church, Carmarthen. He was educated at Haileybury College and Magdalen College, Oxford.

He was elected at the 1945 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Welsh constituency of Llandaff and Barry. His seat was abolished for the 1950 general election, but shortly afterwards the Labour MP for the new Leicester North East constituency became a High Court judge, and Ungoed-Thomas was returned to Parliament in the resulting Leicester North East by-election. Between April 1951 and October 1951, he served as Solicitor General, and received the customary knighthood.

He held the seat until resigned from the House of Commons in 1962, when he became a High Court judge, assigned to the Chancery Division. He remained on the High Court until his death in 1972.

Judicial career[edit]

As a judge he is remembered for his much-cited judgement in the tax case Cheney v Conn (1968). Other notable decisions of his included:


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Cyril Harry Alfred Lakin
Member of Parliament for Llandaff and Barry
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Terence Donovan
Member of Parliament for Leicester North East
Succeeded by
Tom Bradley
Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Soskice
Solicitor General for England and Wales
April 1951–October 1951
Succeeded by
Reginald Manningham-Buller