Sir William Blackburne


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William Blackburne (Sir) is a technically retired but still sitting High Court Judge at the Royal Courts of Justice in London who is also the Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

William was Called to the Bar in 1966 from Inner Temple, although a year or two later he joined Lincolns Inn and eventually became a Queen's Counsel in 1984. He practiced from 13 Old Square. Blackburne became a High Court judge in the Chancery Division on 1 October 1993 and retired on 27 October 2009.

Since retiring Blackburne has continued to sit as a High Court Judge on a part-time basis. He is presently Treasurer (Chairman of the Governing Body) of Lincolns Inn. He was knighted in 1993.