Sir Nicholas Blake was appointed a judge of the High Court Queens Bench Division in November 2007. He is nominated judge of the Administrative Court. From 2010 to 2013 he served as the first President of the Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber.
He was called to the Bar in 1975 and made a QC in 1994. He was appointed as a special advocate and as a Deputy High Court judge in 2002. From 2004 to 2013 he was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.