Nick Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Browne-Wilkinson
PC
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Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1998 – 5 June 2000
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by The Lord Goff of Chieveley
Succeeded by The Lord Bingham of Cornhill
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
In office
1 October 1991 – 5 June 2000
Preceded by The Lord Brandon of Oakbrook
Succeeded by The Lord Bingham of Cornhill
Vice-Chancellor
In office
1985 – 1 October 1991
Preceded by Robert Megarry
Succeeded by Donald Nicholls
Personal details
Born Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson
(1930-03-30)30 March 1930
Died 25 July 2018(2018-07-25) (aged 88)
Nationality British
Occupation Judge
Profession Barrister

Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson, PC[1] (30 March 1930 – 25 July 2018[2]) was a British judge who was Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the United Kingdom, Head of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and Vice-Chancellor of the High Court.[3]

He was educated at Lancing and at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created a life peer as Baron Browne-Wilkinson, of Camden in the London Borough of Camden, on 1 October 1991. He retired from the House of Lords on 1 March 2016.[4]

Browne-Wilkinson delivered the Privy Council rulings for Tan Te Lam v Superintendent of Tai A Chau Detention Centre (a Vietnamese refugee centre in Hong Kong and under British administration when the incident occurred) in 1997. The rulings have since been used in immigration cases globally.[5]

Judgments[edit]

Decisions of Browne-Wilkinson include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popplewell, Oliver. Hallmark: A Judge's Life at Oxford p. 121 & Paterson, Alan. Final Judgment: The Last Law Lords and the Supreme Court p. 177 (Accessed 5 April 2018)
  2. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2014. Lord Browne–Wilkinson, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 82
  3. ^ "Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson". The Peerage. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Retired members of the House of Lords". parliament.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ Al Masri v Minister for Immigration & Multicultural & Indigenous Affairs [2002] FCA 1009 (15 August 2002); accessed 22 March 2016.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Robert Megarry
Vice-Chancellor
1985–1991
Succeeded by
Donald Nicholls
Preceded by
Robert, Lord Goff of Chieveley
Senior Law Lord
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Tom, Lord Bingham of Cornhill