Biography

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1964
Queen's Counsel, 1983
Bencher of the Inner Temple, 1989
Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division, 1992-9
Lord Justice of Appeal, 1999-2011
Judge ad hoc of the European Court of Human Rights
Member ad hoc of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
                                     
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Member, International Commission on Mercenaries, 1976
Visiting professorial Fellow, Warwick University, 1981
President, National Reference Tribunals for the Coalmining Industry, 1983-8
A director, Public Law Project, 1989-93
Distinguished Visitor, Hong Kong University, 1992
Chair, Bar Council sex discrimination committee, 1992-5
Vice-President, Administrative Law bar Association, 1992-
Hon. Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1997-
Laskin Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall law school, Canada, 1997
Visiting fellow, Victoria University, NZ, 1998.
President, British Institute of Human Rights, 2000-
Chair, British Council Committee on Governance, 2002-5
President, Constitutional Law Group,  2006-

 

Honours                        

Knight Bachelor 1992
Privy Counsellor 1999
Honorary doctorates: North London, Nottingham Trent, Bristol, Warwick, Durham, Hull, Southampton, Exeter, Essex.
Honorary Professor, Cardiff University (1993-), Warwick University (1994- )
Distinguished judicial visitor, UCL (1999-)

 

Publications:                 

Articles in journals including LQR, Public Law, MLR, ILJ, JLS and the London Review of Books.
Chapters in collections and festschrifts.


Books:-
From Burgos Gaol (poems by Marcos Ana and Vidal de Nicolas, translated) 1964
The Seeds of Love (anthology) 1967
A Spark in the Ashes (ed with Lawrence Kaplan) (the writings of John Warr), 1992
The Making and Remaking of the British Consitution (with Lord Nolan; the 1996 Radcliffe Lectures) 1997
Freedom, Law and Justice (the Hamlyn Lectures) 1998
Ashes and Sparks (collected essays and lectures) 2011

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