Nicholas Patten

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The Right Honourable
Sir Nicholas Patten
Lord Justice of Appeal
Assumed office
9 July 2009
Preceded by Lord Justice Collins
Personal details
Born (1950-08-07) 7 August 1950 (age 66)

Sir Nicholas John Patten (born 7 August 1950)[1] is a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.


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,[2] 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.[3] On 8 June 2009, Patten became a Lord Justice of Appeal,[4] and received the customary appointment to the Privy Council the same year.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Senior Judiciary". Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55989. p. 11136. 5 October 2000.
  3. ^ "Lord Justice of Appeal" (Press release). 22 May 2009. Archived from the original on 6 July 2009. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 59088. p. 9933. 11 June 2009.