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Rt Hon Lord Justice Philip Sales KC 

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Sir Philip Sales was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Guildford; Churchill College, Cambridge (BA 1983) and Worcester College, Oxford (BCL 1984).

He was called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, 1985; barrister, 1986-2008; First Treasury Junior Counsel (Common Law), 1997-2006; Assistant Recorder, 1999-2001; Recorder, 2001-08; Deputy High Court Judge, 2004-08; QC, 2006; First Treasury Counsel (Common Law), 2006-08; a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, 2008-14; Member of the Panel of Chairmen, Competition Appeal Tribunal, 2008-; Deputy Chairman of the Boundary Commission for England, 2009-2014; Vice-President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, 2014-2015; Lord Justice of Appeal, 2014-.

Sir Philip’s interests include theatre, film, reading, open-water swimming, hiking. He has contributed numerous articles to law journals and books.