Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen, British barrister and life peer, Died at 89

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Francis Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen was born on August 8, 1926, and died on May 28, 2016.

He was a British barrister and cross-bench member of the House of Lords.

He received education at Highgate School and Magdalen College, Oxford.

In 1951, Neill became a barrister and a QC in 1966.

After he headed One Hare Court, Patrick became head of chambers of Serle Court, in Lincoln’s Inn when the two merged in 1999.

Lord Neill left Serle Court in 2008 to join his elder brother Sir Brian Neill, a former Court of Appeal judge, at 20 Essex Street.

Patrick Neill was Warden of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1977 until 1995, and an Honorary Fellow since 1995.

Patrick Neill was Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1985 till 1989.

Patrick Neill was an unsuccessful candidate at the University of Oxford Chancellor election, 2003.

He was as honoured and knighted in 1983.

Francis was made a Life Peer as Baron Neill of Bladen, of Briantspuddle in the County of Dorset, on November 28, 1997.

Patrick Neill passed away at 89 yrs old.

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