Stephen Mitchell (judge)
Mitchell was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, the son of Sydney Mitchell and Joan Dick. He was educated at Bedford School and at Hertford College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1964 and became a member of the Middle Temple.
He was appointed as Second Prosecuting Counsel to the Crown at the Inner London Crown Court in 1975, and a Junior Prosecuting Counsel to the Crown at the Central Criminal Court in 1977. He was a Senior Prosecuting Counsel to the Crown between 1981 and 1986, a Recorder between 1985 and 1989, and a Circuit Judge between 1989 and 1993. He was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 1986 and as a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 1993. He was a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division between 1993 and 2003, and President of the National Security Appeals Panel, Information Tribunal between 2004 and 2007.
Editor of Phipson on Evidence, 11th edition, 1970, editor of Archbold’s Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice, 1971–1988, and author of The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed-Batons Useful Wares, 1770–c1790, 2007.
- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2715. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
- Sir Stephen Mitchell - The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple Archived 26 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine
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- Phipson on Evidence, 11th edition, edited by John H. Buzzard, a Master of the Bench of the Inner Temple, Recorder of Dover, Roy D. Amlot, of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, and Stephen Mitchell, of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law, Sweet & Maxwell, 1970, ISBN 0-421133-30-9
- Archbold’s Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice, edited by John Frederick Archbold, Stephen Mitchell, P. J. Richardson, and D. A. Thomas, Sweet & Maxwell, 1971–1988, ISBN 0-421418-90-7
- Stephen Mitchell, The Marks on Chelsea-Derby and Early Crossed-Batons Useful Wares, 1770–c1790, SGM Books, 2007, ISBN 0-955423-70-8