David Latham
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David Latham

Sir David Latham
Lord Justice of Appeal

MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Chairman of the Parole Board for England and Wales

Personal details
Born (1942-09-18) 18 September 1942 (age 77)
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England

Sir David Nicholas Ramsay Latham, PC (born 18 September 1942) is a retired British judge who was Lord Justice of Appeal and Chairman of the Parole Board for England and Wales.[1]

Latham is the son of Robert Latham (1912-1995), editor of the diary of Samuel Pepys, and his first wife, Eileen Ramsay (d. 1969). He was educated at Bryanston School and Queens College, Cambridge.[1]

Latham was Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) from 2006 until his retirement from the bench in February 2009. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2000, having been a High Court Judge since 1992. He was called to the Bar in 1964 and made a Bencher in 1989. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1985.[2]

He was Presiding Judge for the Midland and Oxford Circuit 1995-99, and a Member of the General Council of the Bar 1987-92. He was a Recorder 1983-92, and a member of the Judicial Studies Board 1988-91.[2]


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 2244. ISBN 0-9711966-2-1.
  2. ^ a b "Straw appoints Sir David Latham as Chairman of the Parole Board". Community Justice Portal. 23 February 2009.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Duncan Nichol
Chairman of the Parole Board (England & Wales)
2009 - 2012
Succeeded by
Sir David Calvert-Smith

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