The Rt. Hon. Lord Hamblen of Kersey KC, PC

Alumnus and member of the Privy Council


Nicholas (Nick) Hamblen matriculated in 1976 in Law at the College.

After a very distinguished undergraduate career at St John’s, he won a Kennedy Scholarship to Harvard where he read for the LLM. He was called to the bar in 1981 and specialised in commercial law areas, such as shipping and insurance, taking silk in 1997. He became an Assistant Recorder in 1999, a Recorder in 2000 and a High Court judge in 2008. He joined the Court of Appeal in 2015 and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2016.

Lord Hamblen has been a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom since 2020.