Sir Jonathan Parker

Year of Call: 1962

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Sir Jonathan Parker began his career at the Bar in 1962, as junior counsel in the Chancery Division. He was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 1979. He became a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division in 1991 and a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2000. As junior counsel, Sir Jonathan built up a substantial litigation and advisory practice. As Queen's Counsel, he specialised in Chancery and Commercial litigation. He appeared for the Revenue in a number of cases before the Special Commissioners, in the High Court, in the Court of Appeal, and in the House of Lords. He also made numerous appearances in the Courts of Singapore and Hong Kong. He lists his recreations as landscape painting and spoiling grandchildren.

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Education & Qualifications

Educated at:

Winchester College

Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA)


Head of Chambers: 11 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn (1962-1991)
Member of Chancery Bar (1962-1991)
Bencher of Inner Temple (1985-)
Bar Council Disability Committee (1986-1991)
Deputy High Court Judge (1988-1991)
Chairman, Lincoln's Inn Tenants' Assocation (1988-1991)
Attorney-General, Duchy of Lancaster (1989-1991)
Recorder (1989-1991)
High Court Judge (Chancery Division) (1991-2000)
Vice Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster (1994-1998)
Lord Justice of Appeal (2000-2007)
Courts Service Disability Network (2000-2007)
Inner Temple Estates Committee (2000-2005)
Court of Appeal Users' Committee (2005-2007)

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