Andrew Morritt

Judge, Person

1938 –


Who is Andrew Morritt?

Sir Robert Andrew Morritt CVO, is a former British judge who served as Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales.

Morritt was educated at Eton College and Magdalene College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar from Lincoln's Inn in 1962. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1977 and was Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales from 1978 to 1988. On 15 April 1988, he was appointed a Justice of the High Court, receiving the customary knighthood, and assigned to the Chancery Division. He served from 1991 to 1994 as Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, the judge responsible for Chancery Division business in the North and North East of England. On 3 October 1994, he was promoted to the Court of Appeal, and received the customary appointment to the Privy Council.

He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Supreme Court on 17 July 2000. On 1 October 2005, his titled changed to Chancellor of the High Court under the provisions of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005, and he became head of the division in truth on 3 April 2006. Morritt retired as Chancellor of the High Court on 10 January 2013.

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Feb 5, 1938
United Kingdom
Also known as
  • Judge Andrew Morritt
  • United Kingdom
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge

on July 23, 2013


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