The Honourable Sir Nicholas John Gorrod Blake retired from the High Court (Queen’s Bench) with effect from 3 October 2017.
Sir Nicholas Blake (68) was called to the Bar (M) in 1974, took Silk in 1994 and was elected a Bencher in 2002. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1999, a Recorder in 2000 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2002. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench) in 2007 and was the President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) from 2010 to 2013.
Known also as a leading member of the immigration team at 2 Garden Court Chambers before leaving to found Matrix Chambers. He is returning now to Matrix as an associate member. Nick Blake’s contribution to immigration law and practice was immense and he will be very much missed.