_. The Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, QC, PC, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, died 25 September, 2019. He was 86.
Donald James Nicholls was born 25 January, 1933, the son of William Greenhow Nicholls [1902-93], by his wife the former Eleanor Jane Looney [1895-1939]; married 1960, Jennifer Mary Thomas [born 1935], daughter of William Ewart Chambers Thomas [1899-1973], by his wife the former Enid M. Jones, by whom he had issue, two sons and a daughter.
He was appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1994 and created a life peer as Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead, of Stoke d'Abernon in the County of Surrey.