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Ackner, Baron (UK, 1986 - 2006)


Creation: let.pat. 6 Jan 1986


Extinct: 21 Mar 2006


Family name: Ackner




 Sable in fess issuant from a Barrulet wavy Azure fimbriated Argent a representation of the Bridge at Clare College Cambridge proper the whole between two Whales spouting naiant counter naiant Gold


 [Upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Sable] a Short-Eared Owl proper crowned Or supporting with the dexter claw a Clarion Azure


 [On a Compartment comprising a River Bank with Bulrushes growing therefrom proper] two Otters each holding in the mouth a Trout Gold


 Non Servimus Justitiae Silendo (We do no service by muzzling justice)



Desmond James Conrad [Ackner], Baron Ackner, PC

son of Dr Conrad Adolph Ackner, of Beaconsfield, co. Buckingham


18 Sep 1920


24 Aug 1946 Joan Spence (widow of K B Spence), dau. of John Evans

children (with one adopted daughter)

1. Hon Martin Stewart Ackner (b. 1951), mar. (1) 1976 Corina Scott, dau. of Vincent Scott, and (2) 1983 Janet Williamson, dau. of C W Williamson

1. Hon Claudia Madeleine Ackner (b. 1954), mar. 1978 Iain Hamilton Douglas Hughes, son of Geoffrey Hughes, of Edinburgh


21 Mar 2006


6 Jan 1986 for life Baron Ackner, of Sutton in the County of West Sussex


Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple 1945, Queen's Counsel 1961, Bencher 1965, Chairman General Council of the Bar and Vice-President of the Senate of the Four Inns of Court 1968-70 and President 1980-82, Treasurer, Middle Temple 1984; Recorder of Swindon 1962-71, Judge of Court of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey 1967-71, knighted on appointment as a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court 1971-80, Privy Councillor on appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal 1980-86 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary since 1986




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