Famous British Lawyers & Judges

Find out more about the greatest British Lawyers & Judges, including Thomas Cromwell, John Winthrop, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., H. H. Asquith and Amal Alamuddin.

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 1 Amal Clooney

Amal Alamuddin
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Famous As: Lawyer, Activist
Birthdate: February 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Lebanese, British

Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister, specializing in human rights and international law. Her clients include popular and influential personalities like Yulia Tymoshenko, Nadia Murad, and Julian Assange. Her work and philanthropic activities gained media coverage after her wedding to actor George Clooney. The Clooneys are well-known philanthropists and are founders of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

 2 Dominic Raab

Dominic Raab
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 3 Michael Gove

Michael Gove
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Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Judge
Birthdate: August 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 4 Robin Cavendish

Robin Cavendish
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Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: March 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: August 8, 1994

 5 Anna Soubry

Anna Soubry
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 6 H. H. Asquith

H. H. Asquith
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: September 12, 1852
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 15, 1928

 7 Max Mosley

Max Mosley
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Famous As: Racecar driver, Lawyer, Politician, Directeur sportif
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
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 8 Harriet Harman

Harriet Harman
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor
Birthdate: July 30, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 9 Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: September 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 10 John Winthrop

John Winthrop
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Famous As: Politician, Theologian
Birthdate: January 12, 1588
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, American
Died: March 26, 1649

 11 Michael Howard

Michael Howard
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British, Welsh

 12 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 1, 1563
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: May 24, 1612

 13 Spencer Perceval

Spencer Perceval
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Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: November 1, 1762
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
Died: May 11, 1812

 14 Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond

Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond
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Famous As: Politician, Judge, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 15 Harold Abrahams

Harold Abrahams
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Famous As: Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist
Birthdate: December 15, 1899
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: January 14, 1978

 16 Samuel Chase

Samuel Chase
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Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: April 17, 1741
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, American
Died: June 19, 1811

 17 Jack Straw

Jack Straw
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 18 William Blackstone

William Blackstone
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: July 10, 1723
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: February 14, 1780

 19 James Boswell

James Boswell
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Famous As: Biographer
Birthdate: October 18, 1740
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: May 19, 1795

 20 Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich

Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
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Famous As: Chancellor
Birthdate: June 30, 1496
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: June 12, 1567

 21 Jonathan Sumption

Jonathan Sumption
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Birthdate: December 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 22 Edward Coke

Edward Coke
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: February 1, 1552
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: September 3, 1634

 23 Charlie Elphicke

Charlie Elphicke
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 24 Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal

Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal
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Birthdate: August 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 25 William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: March 2, 1705
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: March 20, 1793

 26 Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson

Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British, Northern Irish
Died: October 22, 1935

 27 A. V. Dicey

A. V. Dicey
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: February 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 7, 1922

 28 David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury

David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury
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Famous As: Judge, Politician
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 29 Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
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Famous As: Advocate
Birthdate: April 28, 1742
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, Scottish
Died: May 28, 1811

 30 George Carman

George Carman
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: October 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: January 2, 2001

 31 Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St. Marylebone

Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St. Marylebone
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: October 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: October 12, 2001

 32 Tom Denning, Baron Denning

Tom Denning, Baron Denning
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: January 23, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 5, 1999

 33 Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington

Michael Young, Baron Young of Dartington
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: August 9, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: January 14, 2002

 34 Peter Benenson

Peter Benenson
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: February 25, 2005

 35 F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

Frederick Edwin Smith
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: July 12, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: September 30, 1930

 36 Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading
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Famous As: Viceroy
Birthdate: October 10, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: December 30, 1935

 37 George Edalji

George Edalji
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Famous As: solicitor
Birthdate: February 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: June 17, 1953

 38 Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss
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Famous As: Judge, Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 10, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

 39 Brian Leveson

Brian Leveson
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 40 George Darwin

George Darwin
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: July 9, 1845
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: December 7, 1912

 41 Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: September 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: November 24, 1958

 42 Nicholas Monsarrat

Nicholas Monsarrat
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 22, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: August 8, 1979

 43 Geoffrey Elton

Geoffrey Elton
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Famous As: Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher, Lawyer
Birthdate: August 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, British
Died: December 3, 1994

 44 Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett

Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett
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Famous As: Judge, Politician, Lawyer, Barrister
Birthdate: September 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: February 10, 1962

 45 George Sutherland

George Sutherland
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: March 25, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British, American
Died: July 18, 1942

 46 Samuel Sewall

Samuel Sewall
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Famous As: Jurist, Judge
Birthdate: March 28, 1652
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: January 1, 1730

 47 Anthony Hope

Anthony Hope
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: July 8, 1933

 48 Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden

Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: 1488 AD
Nationality: British
Died: April 30, 1544

 49 Constance Briscoe

Constance Briscoe
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Famous As: Barrister
Birthdate: May 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 50 Thomas Hughes

Thomas Hughes
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: October 20, 1822
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: March 22, 1896