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  1. Cherie Blair

    Cherie Blair


    Theresa Cara Blair, CBE, QC (née Booth; born 23 September 1954) is a British barrister. She is married to the former prime minister, Tony Blair.

  2. Michael Fox

    Michael Fox


    Sir Michael John Fox (8 October 1921 — 9 April 2007) was a British barrister and judge. He was a High Court judge from 1975 to 1981 and a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1981 until 1992.

  3. Michael Howard

    Michael Howard


    Michael Howard, Baron Howard of Lympne, CH, PC, QC (born 7 July 1941) is a British politician who served as the Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from November 2003 to December 2005. He had previously held cabinet positions in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Employment, Secretary of State for the Environment and Home Secretary.

  4. Colman Treacy

    Colman Treacy


    Sir Colman Maurice Treacy, PC (born 28 July 1949) is a Lord Justice of Appeal. He is styled Lord Justice Treacy. Prior to this he was a barrister in Birmingham, where he is President of the Birmingham Law Society. He has presided over a number of criminal trials, including those of an Afghan warlord, Faryadi Sarwar Zardad, and two of the killers of Stephen Lawrence.

  5. Julian Malins

    Julian Malins


    Julian Malins (1 May 1950), MA, QC, is a British barrister, Farrington Ward Councillor of the City of London and a Governor of the Museum of London.

  6. Francis Bacon

    Francis Bacon


    Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount Saint Alban, KC (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist, author and pioneer of the scientific method. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution.

  7. Gerald Butler

    Gerald Butler


    His Honour Gerald Norman Butler, QC (15 September 1930 – 28 February 2010) was an English judge, who was the senior judge at Southwark Crown Court. He was born in Hackney, London.

  8. Nicholas Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers

    Nicholas Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers


    Nicholas Addison Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG PC QC (born 21 January 1938) is a British lawyer and former senior English law officer.

  9. Alfred Denning, Baron Denning

    Alfred Denning, Baron Denning


    Alfred Thompson "Tom" Denning, Baron Denning OM PC QC DL (23 January 1899 – 5 March 1999), commonly known as Lord Denning, was an English lawyer and judge. He gained degrees in mathematics and law at Oxford University, although his studies were disrupted by his service in the First World War. He then began his legal career, distinguishing himself as a barrister and becoming a King's Counsel in 1938.

  10. Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond

    Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond


    Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE PC QC FBA (born 31 January 1945) is a British barrister, jurist and judge, who is the current Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.

  11. Harriet Harman

    Harriet Harman


    Harriet Ruth Harman, QC MP (born 30 July 1950) is a British lawyer and Labour Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament (MP) since 1982, firstly for Peckham, and then for its successor constituency of Camberwell and Peckham since 1997. She has served in various Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet positions and, in her role as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, she was twice the acting Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition: from May to September 2010 and from May to September 2015.

  12. David Mellor

    David Mellor


    David John Mellor QC (born 12 March 1949) is a former British politician, non-practising barrister, broadcaster, journalist and businessman. As a member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet of Prime Minister John Major as Chief Secretary to the Treasury (1990–92) and Secretary of State for National Heritage (April–September 1992), before resigning in 1992. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Putney from 1979 to 1997.

  13. Ambrose McGonigal

    Ambrose McGonigal


    Sir Ambrose Joseph McGonigal, KBE, MC (Special Air Service Regiment), QC (1917–1979) was educated at Clongowes Wood College and Queen's University Belfast.

  14. Leeona Dorrian

    Leeona Dorrian


    Leeona June Dorrian, Lady Dorrian is a Judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland.

  15. Iain Bonomy, Lord Bonomy

    Iain Bonomy, Lord Bonomy


    Iain Bonomy, Lord Bonomy (born 15 January 1946) is a former Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the Supreme Courts of Scotland, sitting in the High Court of Justiciary and the Inner House of the Court of Session from 2010 to 2012. From 2004 to 2009, he was a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

  16. John Sankey, 1st Viscount Sankey

    John Sankey, 1st Viscount Sankey


    John Sankey, 1st Viscount Sankey GBE  KStJ PC KC (26 October 1866 – 6 February 1948) was a British lawyer, judge, Labour politician and Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, famous for many of his judgments in the House of Lords. He gave his name to the Sankey Declaration of the Rights of Man (1940).

  17. Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal

    Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal


    Patricia Janet Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC (born 19 August 1955) is a British barrister and jurist, who served in many ministerial positions within the UK Government, most notably as the Attorney General for England and Wales and Advocate General for Northern Ireland.

  18. Neil MacCormick

    Neil MacCormick


    Sir Donald Neil MacCormick, QC, FBA, FRSE (27 May 1941 – 5 April 2009), was a Scottish legal philosopher and politician. He was Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the University of Edinburgh from 1972 until 2008. He was a Member of the European Parliament, member of the Convention on the Future of Europe, and officer of the Scottish National Party.

  19. Leon Brittan

    Leon Brittan


    Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, PC, DL (25 September 1939 – 21 January 2015) was a British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament and barrister, as well as a member of the European Commission. He served several ministerial roles in Margaret Thatcher's government, including Home Secretary.

  20. Sonia Proudman

    Sonia Proudman


    Dame Sonia Rosemary Susan Proudman, DBE (born 30 July 1949), styled The Hon. Mrs Justice Proudman, is a British High Court judge.

  21. Bill Wedderburn, Baron Wedderburn of Charlton

    Bill Wedderburn, Baron Wedderburn of Charlton


    Kenneth William Wedderburn, Baron Wedderburn of Charlton, QC, FBA (13 April 1927 – 9 March 2012), was a British politician and member of the House of Lords, affiliated with the Labour Party. He briefly became a crossbench member, citing his dislike of Blairism and 'the smell' of cash for questions. He re-took the Labour Party whip in 2007. He worked at the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, where he was the Cassel Professor of Commercial Law from 1964 until his retirement in 1992.

  22. Tasker Watkins

    Tasker Watkins


    Sir Tasker Watkins, VC, GBE (18 November 1918 – 9 September 2007) was a Lord Justice of Appeal and deputy Lord Chief Justice. He was President of the Welsh Rugby Union from 1993 to 2004. In World War II, he was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest British award for gallantry in the face of the enemy. A war hero who was prominent in the law and in Rugby Union, Watkins was described as The Greatest Living Welshman.

  23. Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote

    Thomas Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote


    Thomas Walker Hobart Inskip, 1st Viscount Caldecote CBE, PC, KC (5 March 1876 – 11 October 1947) was a British politician who served in many legal posts, culminating in serving as Lord Chancellor from 1939 until 1940. Despite legal posts dominating his career for all but four years, he is most prominently remembered for serving as Minister for Coordination of Defence from 1936 until 1939.

  24. H.H. Asquith

    H.H. Asquith


    Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, KC, PC (12 September 1852 – 15 February 1928), served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. Until 5 January 1988, he had been the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century.

  25. Rose Heilbron

    Rose Heilbron


    Dame Rose Heilbron DBE QC (19 August 1914 – 8 December 2005) was an outstanding barrister of the post-war period in the United Kingdom. Her career included many "firsts" for a woman - she was the first woman to win a scholarship to Gray's Inn, one of the first two women to be appointed King's Counsel in England, the first woman to lead in a murder case, the first woman Recorder, the first woman judge to sit at the Old Bailey, and the first woman Treasurer of Gray's Inn. She was also the second woman to be appointed a High Court judge, after Elizabeth Lane.

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