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By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Professor Sir John Grant McKenzie Laws

Biography

  • 1945: Born 10th May
  • Durham Cathedral Choir School
  • ?1956-?1963: Durham School
  • ?1963: Exeter College Oxford,
  • 1967: BA
  • 1976: MA

Legal career

  • 1970: Bar, Inner Temple
  • 1971-92: Barrister at Common Law
  • 1983-85: Assistant Recorder
  • 1984-92: First Junior Treasury Counsel, Common Law
  • 1985: Bencher
  • 1985-92: Recorder
  • 1992-98: Judge of High Court, QBD
  • 1999-2016: Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 2009: Reader Inner Temple
  • 2010: Treasurer Inner Temple

Presidencies

  • 1994- : President, Bar European Group
  • 2010- : President, Proceeds of Crime Law Association
  • 2012- : Hon Vice-President, Administrative Law Bar Association

Foreign appointments

  • 1987: Bar of New South Wales
  • 1988: Bar Gibralter

Visiting positions

  • 2015-16: Arthur Goodhart Professor in Legal Science, Univeristy of Cambridge
  • 2011-14: Visiting Professor, Northumbria University
  • 1997- : Judicial Visitor, UCL
  • 2004- : Visitor, Cumberland Lodge
  • 1992: Hon Fellow, Robinson College Cambridge
  • 2000: Hon. Fellow, Exeter College Oxford

Interests

  • Greece
  • Living in London
  • Philosophy