Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson


Nicolas Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson

Nicolas Christopher Henry Browne-Wilkinson, Baron Browne-Wilkinson, PC (born 30 March 1930) is a former Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in the United Kingdom and former Head of the Privy Council and Vice-Chancellor of the High Court.

He was educated at Lancing and at Magdalen College, Oxford.

He was made a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was created a life peer as Baron Browne-Wilkinson, of Camden in the London Borough of Camden, on 1 October 1991.

Lord Browne-Wilkinson delivered the Privy Council rulings for Tan Te Lam v Superintendent of Tai A Chau Detention Centre (a Vietnamese refugee centre in Hong Kong and under British administration when the incident occurred) in 1997. The rulings have since been used in immigration cases globally.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Megarry
Vice-Chancellor
1985 - 1991
Succeeded by
Sir Donald Nicholls
Preceded by
Lord Goff of Chieveley
Senior Law Lord
1998—2000
Succeeded by
Lord Bingham of Cornhilll