Henry Keith, Baron Keith of Kinkel
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Keith of Kinkel
|Lord of Appeal in Ordinary|
10 January 1977 – 30 September 1996
|Preceded by||The Lord Kilbrandon|
|Succeeded by||The Lord Hope of Craighead|
|Born||Henry Shanks Keith
7 February 1922
|Died||21 June 2002(aged 80)|
The son of James Keith, Baron Keith of Avonholm, Harry Keith was educated in the Edinburgh Academy, at the Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Arts and the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Law. In the Second World War, he commanded the Scots Guards and was mentioned in despatches, reaching the rank of Captain. In 1951, he was called to the Bar from Gray's Inn and was made a Queen's Counsel in 1962, and a Bencher in 1976.
On 10 January 1977, he was appointed Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made additionally a life peer with the title Baron Keith of Kinkel, of Strathummel in the District of Perth and Kinross, following in the footsteps of his father, Lord Keith of Avonholm. One year before he had been invested to the Privy Council. In 1996, he retired as Lord of Appeal and in 1997, he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. It was humorously said within legal circles that wherever there was a negligence case, Lord Keith would always say 'no' to damages.
Lord Keith was a special guest of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing Judge Advocate Office at RAF Upper Heyford, England. To celebrate Law Day 1981, with the United States Air Force 20th TFW Legal Department, Lord Keith provided an insightful defense of the Common Law thrust to protect the Rights of the Individual.
Lord Keith died in 2002.
- The Edinburgh Gazette: . 24 July 1970. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- "Burkes-Peerage". Retrieved 5 January 2007.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
- "Lord Keith of Kinkel". The Daily Telegraph. London. 27 June 2002.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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