Lord Hoffmann


Lord Hoffmann read law at Queen’s (Vinerian Scholarship 1957) and was Stowell Civil Law Fellow at Univ from 1961-1973.  He then practised at the Chancery Bar and was appointed a judge in 1985. From 1995 until 2009 he was a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and gave a number of leading judgments on patent law. He now practises as an international commercial arbitrator and gives seminars in Hilary Term on patent law for the FHS paper on intellectual property.