Richard Buxton (judge)

Sir Richard Joseph Buxton, PC (born 13 July 1938) is a British judge and former Lord Justice of Appeal. He was appointed to the High Court of Justice on 11 January 1994, serving in the Queen's Bench Division. He was subsequently appointed to the Court of Appeal of England and Wales on 1 October 1997. He retired on 30 September 2008.[1]

From 19 May 1991 to 4 November 1996 he was a director of the Blenheim Court Residents Company (Woodstock). He was also a director of The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales from 20 September 1993 to 7 July 2008.[2]

He is an honorary member of the Society of Legal Scholars and an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford.[3][4]

Legal casesEdit

In April 2011 he ruled on a dispute between the Catholic Church and the parents of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. He criticised both parties for failing to resolve the issues between themselves and for bringing a case that was a drain on public resources.[5] In December 2011 he refused an application for appeal from the Daily Telegraph over a libel case involving Sarah Thornton.[6]


  1. ^ "Senior Judiciary". Judiciary of England and Wales. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Richard Joseph Buxton". Director Check. Company Check. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Honorary Members". The Society of Legal Scholars. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  4. ^ "List of Honorary Fellows". Exeter College, Oxford. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  5. ^ Paton, Graeme (14 April 2011). "Judge attacks 'deplorable' row over top Catholic school". Daily Telegraph. London: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Telegraph refused appeal over Lynn Barber review libel". Press Gazette. Progressive Media International. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.