Richard Couch

Sir Richard Couch (1817–1905) was an Anglo-Indian judge who served on the colonial courts of India and also on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, at that time the court of last resort for the British Empire.

Richard Couch
Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay
In office
1866–1870
ConstituencyBombay, Maharashtra, India
Personal details
Born1817
England
Died1905 (aged 8788)
London, England

Couch was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay in 1866.[1] He served for four years in that position, before being appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Calcutta, serving in that post from 1870 to 1875.[2]

Upon his retirement from the High Court of Calcutta, Couch was appointed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1881.[3] He sat on numerous appeals from India and Canada.[4][5][6]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sir Barnes Peacock
Chief Justice of Bengal
1870–1875
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Garth


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