Walter Phillimore, 1st Baron Phillimore

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Lord Phillimore.

Walter George Frank Phillimore, 1st Baron Phillimore GBE PC (21 November 1845 – 13 March 1929), known as Sir Walter Phillimore, 2nd Baronet, from 1885 to 1918, was a British lawyer and judge.


Phillimore was the son of Sir Robert Joseph Phillimore, 1st Baronet. He was a Judge of the High Court of Justice from 1897 to 1913 and a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1913 to 1916. In 1913, he was admitted to the Privy Council and on 2 July 1918 he was raised to the peerage as Baron Phillimore, of Shiplake in the County of Oxford.[1]

Phillimore was an eminent ecclesiastical lawyer and gave the opinion in the 1884 case of the Home Office Baby.[2]

Lord Phillimore died in London in March 1929, aged 83, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Godfrey.

Courtroom sketch of Lord Phillimore presiding at the Old Bailey
Memorial in St Mary Abbots, Kensington


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 30781. p. 7940. 5 July 1918.
  2. ^ Simpson, A. W. B. (1984). Cannibalism and the Common Law: The Story of the Tragic Last Voyage of the Mignonette and the Strange Legal Proceedings to Which It Gave Rise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. p.245. ISBN 978-0-226-75942-5. 


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Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Phillimore
Succeeded by
Godfrey Walter Phillimore
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Joseph Phillimore
(of the Coppice)
Succeeded by
Godfrey Walter Phillimore