Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen
|The Right Honourable|
The Lord Neill of Bladen
|Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford|
The Earl of Stockton|
The Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
|Preceded by||Sir Geoffrey Warnock|
|Succeeded by||Sir Richard Southwood|
|Warden of All Souls College, Oxford|
|Preceded by||John Hanbury Angus Sparrow|
|Succeeded by||John Davis|
Francis Patrick Neill|
8 August 1926
|Died||28 May 2016(aged 89)|
|Spouse(s)||Caroline Susan Debenham|
|Alma mater||University of Oxford|
Early life and education
He became a barrister in 1951 and took silk in 1966. After heading One Hare Court, he became head of chambers of Serle Court, in Lincoln's Inn when the two merged in 1999. Lord Neill left Serle Court in 2008 to join his elder brother Sir Brian Neill, a former Court of Appeal judge, at 20 Essex Street.
University of Oxford
He was Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1977 until 1995, and an Honorary Fellow since 1995. He was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1985 till 1989, and played a major part in the University's decision to undertake The Campaign for Oxford. He was an unsuccessful candidate in the University of Oxford Chancellor election, 2003.
- Timothy Piers Patrick Neill
- Robin Charles Richard Neill
- Jonathan Francis Kenrick Neill
- Harriet Susan Anne Neill
- Matthew Piers Thomas Neill
- Emma Charlotte Angela Neill, married to Rt Hon. Christopher Geidt, Baron Geidt, the former Private Secretary to HM The Queen.
He died in May 2016 at the age of 89.
Honours and styles
Having been knighted in 1983, Neill was made a Life Peer as Baron Neill of Bladen, of Briantspuddle in the County of Dorset, on 28 November 1997. He sat in the House of Lords as a crossbencher until 18 May 2016, at which point he ceased to be a member pursuant to section 2 of the House of Lords Reform Act 2014, having failed to attend during the whole of the 2015–16 session without being on leave of absence.
Styles of address
- 1926–1966: Mr Patrick Neill
- 1966–1983: Mr Patrick Neill QC
- 1983–1997: Sir Patrick Neill QC
- 1997–2016: The Rt Hon. The Lord Neill of Bladen QC
- "One Hare Court and Serle Court merge". The Lawyer. 1999.
- "New Head of Chambers". Serle Court. 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02.
- "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
- The Times, 26 April 1954, page 8.
- The Times, 16 July 1996, page 18.
- "Lord Neill of Bladen". Daily Telegraph. 2016.
- "No. 49575". The London Gazette. 20 December 1983. p. 16802.
- "No. 54967". The London Gazette. 3 December 1997. p. 13561.
- "Four absent peers cease to be House of Lords members". BBC News. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
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| Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
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