|The Right Honourable
Sir Nicholas Patten
|Lord Justice of Appeal|
9 July 2009
|Preceded by||Lord Justice Collins|
|Born||7 August 1950|
Patten was called to the bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1974 and made a Bencher in 1997. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1988. He was appointed a Deputy High Court judge in 1998. On 2 October 2000, he was appointed to the High Court of Justice, receiving the customary knighthood, and was assigned to the Chancery Division. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster from 2005 to 2008. On 8 June 2009, Patten became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and received the customary appointment to the Privy Council the same year.
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