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Eleanor King (judge)

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Lady Justice King
Dame Eleanor King 2014.jpg
King in 2014
Court of Appeal Judge
Assumed office
MonarchsElizabeth II
Charles III
High Court Judge
Family Division
In office
Personal details
Born (1957-09-13) 13 September 1957 (age 65)
United Kingdom
Alma materHull University

Dame Eleanor Warwick King, DBE (née Hamilton; born 13 September 1957) is a British judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.


Born as Eleanor Warwick Hamilton (and known by her maiden name until being appointed as a judge), she was educated at Queen Margaret's School, York and at Hull University (LLB). She was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1979. She was an Assistant Recorder from 1996 to 2000.

She took silk in 1999 and was appointed as a deputy High Court judge and recorder. She was appointed as a High Court judge, assigned to the Family Division on 4 April 2008. In 2011 she was awarded an honorary PhD from Hull University in recognition of her work in the Law.

In 2014, she was appointed a Court of Appeal Judge.[1]


Lady Justice King's husband, Tom King, is also a Hull University law graduate (1973–1976). The couple have four daughters.[1]


  • Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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  1. ^ a b "King, Rt Hon. Dame Eleanor (Warwick), (born 13 Sept. 1957)". Who's Who (UK). 1 December 2021. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u18772. ISBN 978-0-19-954088-4. Retrieved 23 April 2022.
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