Robert Walker became a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 2009.
Lord Walker was born in the United Kingdom in 1938. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a BA in 1959 and was made an Honorary Fellow of that college. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1960 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1982. He was Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn in 2010.
In 1994, Lord Walker was appointed a High Court Judge of the Chancery Division. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 1997, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 2002 and a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in 2009.
Lord Walker was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2019.