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DRAKE Frederick Maurice

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  • Name DRAKE Frederick Maurice 
    Born 15 Feb 1923 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary Oxford Today  [1
    • Sir (Frederick) Maurice Drake DFC, High Court judge, died on 6 April 2014, aged 91. He was educated at St George's School, Harpenden, and, after war service as an RAF navigator, during which he was awarded the DFC, Exeter College, Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence, graduating in 1948. He was called to the bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1950, developing a busy common law practice, specialising especially in libel, and taking silk in 1968. He was deputy chairman of the Bedfordshire Quarter Sessions from 1966 to 1971, a recorder of the Crown Court from 1972 to 1978, and a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) from 1978 to 1995. From 1991 to 1995 he was the High Court's principal libel judge. He was known as a barrister for his eloquence and as a judge for his humour. He was survived by his wife May and their five children.
    Died 6 Apr 2014  [2
    Probate 12 May 2014  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number C90 
    Person ID I1178  Derbyshire Waterfalls
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2017 

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  • Sources 
    1. [S298] Oxford Today, (http://www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk), accessed 17 Mar 2017), Obituaries 2014: Sir Maurice Drake (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S18] England & Wales National Probate Calendar, England & Wales., (GOV.UK. \i Find a Will\i0 . https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk.), Frederick Maurice Drake, probate no: 4327988; (https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk : accessed 17 Mar 2017) (Reliability: 3).