Patrick Elias

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Sir Patrick Elias, QC (born 28 March 1947), styled The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Elias, is a retired Lord Justice of Appeal.[1]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Patrick Elias was born in Cardiff[2] and received his undergraduate degree, LL.B with first-class honours, at Exeter University in 1969, where he was a member of both the rugby and cricket teams. He was called to the Bar in 1973 (Inner Temple). His brother is Gerard Elias QC.

Professional Life[edit]

Before becoming a Bencher in 1995, he was a fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge[3] and served as Assistant Recorder from 1997 to 1999.

He was appointed Deputy High Court Judge in January 1999 and four months later, in May 1999, he was named Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division. He was President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal from 2006 to 2009.

Mr Justice Elias was knighted in 1999. On 3 March 2009, he was appointed to Her Majesty's Privy Council.

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