Lawrence Antony Collins became a Non-Permanent Judge of the Court of Final Appeal in 2011.
Lord Collins was born in the United Kingdom in 1941. He obtained a BA and LLB from Downing College, Cambridge in 1963 and 1964 respectively. He obtained an LLM from Columbia Law School, New York in 1965. He qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom in 1968 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997.
In 2000, Lord Collins was appointed to the High Court bench (Chancery Division) direct from private practice. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2007 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He has been sitting as an Additional Judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom since 2011.