Thomas Tomlin, Baron Tomlin

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Thomas James Chesshyre Tomlin, Baron Tomlin PC (6 May 1867 – 13 August 1935) was a British judge.

Born in Canterbury, Tomlin was educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford, where he obtained a first-class degree in jurisprudence and second-class honours in the BCL. He was called to the bar by the Middle Temple (1891) and ad eundem by Lincoln's Inn (1892),

In 1923, Tomlin was appointed as a judge to the Chancery Division of the High Court and knighted. On 11 February 1929, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created additionally a life peer with the title Baron Tomlin, of Ash in the County of Kent. In the same year, Tomlin was sworn of the Privy Council, which entitled him to sit on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

The Tomlin order is named for him.

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