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Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011, and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan).

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Irwin (Chairman)

Sir Stephen Irwin was called to the bar at Gray’s Inn in 1976 and he was a founder member of Doughty Street Chambers. He took silk in 1997, was Chairman of the Bar in 2004, became a High Court judge in 2006 and sat in the Court of Appeal from 2016 to 2020. He served as Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit and Chairman of SIAC. He was the supervising Lord Justice for extradition cases, and cases involving national security. He served as Treasurer of Gray’s Inn for 2020. In November 2020 he was appointed by resolution of the House of Commons to chair a new panel hearing serious disciplinary cases and appeals involving Members of Parliament.

 

Mr Stephen J Lewis (Hon Sec and Treasurer)

Stephen Lewis is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. At Clifford Chance, he specialises in forensic accounting and regulatory investigations across a number of industries and has given evidence to courts and tribunals in a number of jurisdictions.

 

Mr Julian Acratopulo

Julian Acratopulo is a partner in Clifford Chance’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group in London where he advises on a broad range of contentious, regulatory and reputation management issues often on a cross border basis. As part of its pro bono activities, Clifford Chance is committed to promoting access to justice internationally, including through its support of the Slynn Foundation.

The Hon Sir Nicholas Blake

Sir Nicholas Blake is a retired judge of the High Court of England and Wales.  He was made a QC in 1994 and was a founding member of Matrix Chambers. He was appointed as a special advocate and as a Deputy High Court judge in 2002 and judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2007. From 2010 to 2013 he was President of Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) and from 2014 to May 2017 he represented the judiciary of England and Wales on the International Association of Judges and its regional affiliate the European Association of Judges.

Ms Merethe Borge MacLeod 

Merethe brings decades of experience implementing rule of law, human rights and legal reform programmes for the UN, INGOs and bilateral organisations. Merethe is currently the Executive Director of the Great Britain China Centre, a non-departmental public body of the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office established in 1974 to support UK-China relations. She spent ten years in Beijing, working for the UNDP and also as the China Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. In addition to her work in China, Merethe has worked for the UNDP in Sudan and also for non-profits in China and in the UK.

Mr Ian Cameron Cliff CMG, OBE

Ian Cliff is a recently retired British diplomat. He served as British Ambassador in five posts: to Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001 – 2005), to the Sudan (2005 – 2007), to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Vienna (2007 – 2011), to Kosovo (2011 – 2015), and to Croatia (2015 – 2016). Throughout his career he has been involved in programmes to support the Rule of Law.

 

The Rt Hon Dame Nicola Davies

Dame Nicola Davies is a judge of the Court of Appeal having previously served as a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division. Dame Nicola was called to the Bar in 1976 and was made Queen’s Counsel in 1992. Her chambers were Serjeants Inn Chambers and she practised in the field of medical law. Dame Nicola is the first woman from Wales to hold the appointments of QC, High Court Judge, Presiding Judge of the Circuit in Wales and Lady Justice of Appeal.

 

The Rt Hon Sir Peter Gross

Sir Peter Gross was called to the Bar in 1977. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992, appointed a Recorder in 1995 and a Deputy High Court judge in 1999. In 2001, he was appointed to High Court and served as presiding judge on the South East Circuit from 2004 to 2004, and headed the Commercial Court from 2009 to 2010. In 2010, he became a Lord Justice of Appeal and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2011. He became Deputy Senior Presiding Judge on 3 October 2011 and was Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.

He was appointed Lead Judge for International Relations in January 2018, a post he held until his retirement in October 2019 and has undertaken many judicial visits abroad (including Jamaica, Guyana, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, USA, Argentina, Jordan, Brunei, Singapore and Uzbekistan). 

 

He is currently co-chair of the International Working Group on Case Management of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC).

Ms Claire Lindley

Claire Lindley was called to the Bar in 1987 and became a Bencher of Grays Inn in 2014. Until April 2022, she was a senior civil servant and worked in the Crown Prosecution Service for over 35 years. Claire has been the Chief Crown Prosecutor of a number of CPS Areas leading large legal teams and overseeing high profile prosecutions. Claire was the lead figure in a BBC documentary series “The Prosecutors,” which was shortlisted for a BAFTA Award in 2014. She has now retired from the CPS and is conducting regulatory work. She is a member of the Independent Decision Making Panel of the Bar Standards Board and has become a Legally Qualified Chair of the Medical Practitioner Tribunal service. 

 

The Hon Dame Maura McGowan

Dame Maura McGowan was appointed a High Court Judge in 2014 and sits in the Queen’s Bench Division and was a Presiding Judge on the South Eastern Circuit 2016 until 2019. As a junior, she specialised in criminal work at 2 Bedford Row in London and Lincoln House Chambers in Manchester and practised predominantly on the South Eastern Circuit. She took Silk in 2001 and was Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales in 2013. She is an Advanced International Advocacy Trainer and has taught and lectured in many jurisdictions; she is involved in international judicial training in Uganda, Mexico and (with AdvocAid) in Sierra Leone.

 

Sir Howard Morrison KCMG, CBE, KC

Sir Howard Morrison was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1977.  He practised criminal, civil and family law until 1986, dividing his criminal law practice between prosecuting and defending, when he took up a post as Resident Magistrate and subsequently Chief Magistrate of Fiji 1986-1988 and then Attorney General for Anguilla 1988-9 to get anti-drug legislation through the island Parliament, he was also called to the Bars of Fiji and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He also served as a TAVR infantry officer.

He served in Iraq in 2005-6 training newly independent Iraqi judges. He was selected as a Senior Judge of the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus in 2008 and a Judge of the Special Tribunal for the Lebanon and the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 2009 in both trial and appellate roles.

He was appointed in turn, OBE, CBE and KCMG by HM Queen Elizabeth and is a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre of Cambridge University, Hon Professor of Law at Leicester University and Visiting Professor at Northumbria University and has been a visiting lecturer at some 25 universities in the UK, Holland, Italy, Australia, the USA, China and the Middle East.

Ms Amanda Pinto KC

Amanda Pinto KC practices in business wrong-doing cases, from the most serious financial and corporate frauds, through money laundering, financial services and corruption, to art crime and director’s disqualification cases. She is an expert in international cases involving complex jurisdictional problems. She was Chair of the Bar Council of England and Wales (2020), a Bencher of Middle Temple, a former Chair of the Rule of Law Group and UK’s representative on the Council of the International Criminal Bar; she is a member of the Lawyers Circle (promoting the rights of women across the globe) and a part-time Judge.

The Rt Hon James Wolffe KC

James Wolffe is an advocate (Scotland) and barrister (England & Wales). He was Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, the elected leader of the Scottish bar 2014-16. As Lord Advocate from 2016 until 2021, James was the senior Scottish Law Officer and head of the systems of criminal prosecution and investigation of deaths in Scotland. He has represented the profession internationally as Head of the UK Delegation to the Council of European Bars and Law Societies 2013-15 and Joint Chair of the International Council of Advocates and Barristers 2014-16. He is a Bencher of Middle Temple and has been appointed a judge of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey and Jersey.

 

Mr Ben Yallop JP

Ben has worked within the justice system since 2003. During a career dedicated to public service Ben has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s leading justice sector advisers, with particular expertise in judicial leadership, court administration and international relations. He has provided extensive advice to judiciaries in Sierra Leone, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, been a speaker at the Qatar Law Forum and chaired the UK China Supreme Court working group in Shanghai. As Head of International for the judiciary for three years, Ben was the lead official during the creation of the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts and also supported high-level visits to Pakistan, Iraq, Jordan, Argentina and Bahrain, engaging directly with over 130 jurisdictions worldwide. Ben is the Private Secretary to Lord Burnett of Maldon, the Lord Chief Justice, and a Magistrate sitting in crime.

Honorary Members 

In 2023, Trustees retiring from the Slynn Board were invited to become Honorary Members of the Foundation.  Slynn would like to thank them for their long service and is grateful for their continued contribution to the Foundation through their advice and experience. 

 

The new honorary members are (in alphabetical order): 

Sir Stanley Burnton 

Sir James Dingemans 

Sir David Latham 

Fergus Randolph KC

Sir Geoffrey Vos 

Mr Peter Williamson 

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