Monday, May 31, 2021

The Lord Millett, QC, PC 1932-2021

 _.The Lord Millett, PC, a former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, died 27 May, 2021. He was 88.

Peter Julian Millett was born 23 June, 1932, son of Isaac Moses Denis Millett [1899-1965], and his wife the former Adele Yetta Weinberg [1908-97], and married in 1959, Ann Mireille, daughter of David Harris, of London, by whom he had issue, three sons.

He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. He did National Service as a Flying Officer in the RAF 1955-57; Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple, 1955; Bencher, Lincoln's Inn 1980, Singapore 1976, Hong Kong 1979; at the Chancery Bar 1958-86; QC 1973; a Judge of the High Court of Justice Chancery Division, 1986-94; a Lord Justice of Appeal 1994-98; appointed a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1998; Examiner and Conveyancer in Practical Conveyancing, Council of Legal Education, 1962-76. Member of the General Council of the Bar 1973-76; &c.

He was created a life peer on his appointment as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1998, and his peerage was gazetted as Baron Millett, of St Marylebone in the City of Westminster.

He was knighted in 1986 and sworn of the Privy Council in 1994.


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