Julian Flaux

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Lord Justice Flaux
Chancellor of the High Court
Assumed office
3 February 2021
Preceded bySir Geoffrey Vos
Lord Justice of Appeal
In office
Personal details
Born (1955-05-11) 11 May 1955 (age 66)
Alma materWorcester College, Oxford

Sir Julian Martin Flaux PC QC (born 11 May 1955), is the Chancellor of the High Court.

He was educated at The King's School, Worcester and Worcester College, Oxford. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1978, and took silk as a Queen's Counsel in 1994. He was appointed a Recorder in 2000, a Deputy Judge of the High Court of Justice in 2002, and a Judge of the High Court (Queen's Bench Division) in 2007.[1] He was a Presiding Judge on the Midland Circuit from January 2010 to December 2013, later appointed as a Legal Member of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in 2013. Following a spell as Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in December 2016 and sworn of the Privy Council. He was appointed Chancellor of the High Court on 3 February 2021.[1]

In 2020, Flaux delivered the Court of Appeal's judgement in Begum v Home Secretary, granting Shamima Begum judicial review of the Home Secretary's decisions to revoke her British citizenship and to refuse her leave to enter the UK from Syria, where she had joined the Islamic State.[2][3] The decision was reversed by the Supreme Court.[4]


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "Appointment of Chancellor of the High Court". gov.uk. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ Faulconbridge, Guy; Smout, Alistair (16 July 2020). "UK-born Islamic State recruit can return from Syria to challenge citizenship removal". Reuters. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ Begum v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 918
  4. ^ R. (on the application of Begum) v. Special Immigration Appeals Commission [2021] UKSC 7

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