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Founder Member: The Late Lord Slynn

Called to the Bar 1956
Silk 1974


  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator

Judicial History:

  • Recorder of the City of Hereford 1971, then a Recorder and Honorary Recorder of Hereford 1972-74.
  • Judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) 1976-1981
  • Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, House of Lords, March 1992-2002
  • Privy Counsellor 1992-

Academic Background:

  • B.A. (London), M.A. LL.M (Cantab). Hon Fellow
  • St Andrew's College, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • John Moores University Liverpool
  • Goldsmiths's College, University of London
  • King's College London

He held visiting lectureships at universities around the world, ranging from as far afield as British Columbia, Sydney, Australia, Cornell University in the United States, the National Law School of India, as well as King's College London and the University of Durham.

Main Areas of Expertise include:

International Commercial Contracts

Additional Information:

Much of Lord Slynn's early career was spent in public service, first as junior counsel at the Ministry of Labour and then at the Treasury as, first, junior and then leading counsel, having been appointed Queen's Counsel along the way.

He was the first English judge to move from the Queen's Bench Division to the Court of Justice of the European Community in Luxembourg, where he was one of six Advocates General.

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