Find out more about the greatest British Lawyers & Judges, including Thomas Cromwell, John Winthrop, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., H. H. Asquith and Amal Alamuddin.
Amal AlamuddinAmal Clooney
03 February 1978
Lawyer, Activist
Thomas CromwellThomas Cromwell
1485 AD
English statesman

H. H. AsquithH. H. Asquith
12 September 1852
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

John WinthropJohn Winthrop
12 January 1588
Politician, Theologian

Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase
17 April 1741
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of

Anna SoubryAnna Soubry
07 December 1956
Political Leader
Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge

Max MosleyMax Mosley
13 April 1940
Racecar driver, Lawyer, Politician, Directeur

Carrie LamCarrie Lam
13 May 1957
Politician
Charlie ElphickeCharlie Elphicke
14 March 1971
Politician

Robin CavendishRobin Cavendish
12 March 1930
Advocate
Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954
Barrister

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist

Michael HowardMichael Howard
07 July 1941
Politician

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman
30 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor
Jack StrawJack Straw
03 August 1946
Politician

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of SalisburyRobert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury
01 June 1563
Politician

Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge

James BoswellJames Boswell
18 October 1740
Biographer
William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
10 July 1723
Jurist

Richard Rich, 1st Baron RichRichard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
30 June 1496
Chancellor
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of RichmondBrenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond
31 January 1945
Politician, Judge, Lawyer

William Murray, 1st Earl of MansfieldWilliam Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield
02 March 1705
Barrister

Alexander George SutherlandGeorge Sutherland
25 March 1862
Jurist
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount MelvilleHenry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
28 April 1742
Advocate

Edward CokeEdward Coke
01 February 1552
Barrister
Tom Denning, Baron DenningTom Denning, Baron Denning
23 January 1899
Lawyer

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
08 March 1841
 

A. V. DiceyA. V. Dicey
04 February 1835
Jurist
Michael MansfieldMichael Mansfield
12 October 1941
Barrister, Lawyer

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Michael Young, Baron Young of DartingtonMichael Young, Baron Young of Dartington
09 August 1915
Sociologist
George CarmanGeorge Carman
06 October 1929
Barrister

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge

Henry Fielding DickensHenry Fielding Dickens
16 January 1849
Judge, Barrister, Lawyer

Brian LevesonBrian Leveson
22 June 1949
Judge
Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of ReadingRufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading
10 October 1860
Viceroy
Peter BenensonPeter Benenson
31 July 1921
Lawyer

David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of AbbotsburyDavid Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury
10 January 1948
Judge, Politician

Frederick Edwin SmithF. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead
12 July 1872
Statesman

Norman Birkett, 1st Baron BirkettNorman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett
06 September 1883
Judge, Politician, Lawyer, Barrister
Margaret MountfordMargaret Mountford
24 November 1951
Lawyer, Businessperson

Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of ChelwoodRobert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
14 September 1864
Lawyer

Nicholas MonsarratNicholas Monsarrat
22 March 1910
Novelist

Thomas de CantilupeThomas de Cantilupe
1218 AD
Saint

Richard Haldane, 1st Viscount HaldaneRichard Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane
30 July 1856
Statesman
George DarwinGeorge Darwin
09 July 1845
Barrister

Samuel SewallSamuel Sewall
28 March 1652
Jurist, Judge
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-SlossElizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss
10 August 1933
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

James IredellJames Iredell
05 October 1751
Associate Justice

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
08 February 1845
Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician
Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of WaldenThomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden
1488 AD
Barrister
Constance BriscoeConstance Briscoe
18 May 1957
Barrister

Anthony HopeAnthony Hope
09 February 1863
Novelist

John SeldenJohn Selden
16 December 1584
Jurist

Henry James Sumner MaineHenry James Sumner Maine
15 August 1822
Jurist

Thomas HughesThomas Hughes
20 October 1822
Lawyer
George EdaljiGeorge Edalji
29 February 1876
solicitor

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and VauxHenry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
19 September 1778
Politician

William PacaWilliam Paca
31 October 1740
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

William Harrison AinsworthWilliam Harrison Ainsworth
04 February 1805
Novelist
Michael GilbertMichael Gilbert
17 July 1912
Solicitor

Abraham ClarkAbraham Clark
15 February 1726
Politician, Lawyer
Frederic William MaitlandFrederic William Maitland
28 May 1850
Historian

James Fitzjames StephenJames Fitzjames Stephen
03 March 1829
Law scholar

William PrynneWilliam Prynne
1600 AD
Lawyer
John FieldingJohn Fielding
16 September 1721
Magistrate

Richard EmpsonRichard Empson
1450 AD
Lawyer
Hartley Shawcross, Baron ShawcrossHartley Shawcross
04 February 1902
Barrister

Alex Carlile, Baron Carlile of BerriewAlex Carlile, Baron Carlile of Berriew
12 February 1948
Politician, Barrister, Lawyer

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl CamdenCharles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden
21 March 1714
Lawyer
Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount HailshamDouglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham
28 February 1872
Lawyer

William GarrowWilliam Garrow
13 April 1760
Judge, Politician, Barrister, Lawyer
Thomas HelwysThomas Helwys
1575 AD
Advocate

Rayner Goddard, Baron GoddardRayner Goddard, Baron Goddard
10 April 1877
Justice

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron ErskineThomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
10 January 1750
Lawyer

Gwynfor EvansGwynfor Evans
01 September 1912
Politician
Henry de BractonHenry de Bracton
1210 AD
Jurist
Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of AsthalPatricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal
19 August 1955
 

Thomas Jefferson HoggThomas Jefferson Hogg
24 May 1792
Barrister

Edmund Berry GodfreyEdmund Berry Godfrey
23 December 1621
Magistrate

Reginald Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount DilhorneReginald Manningham-Buller, 1st Viscount Dilhorne
01 August 1905
Politician
John Scott, 1st Earl of EldonJohn Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
04 June 1751
Politician

Thomas Heyward Jr.Thomas Heyward Jr.
28 July 1746
Politician, Judge

Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount BrackleyThomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley
1540 AD
Judge

Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of CornhillThomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill
13 October 1933
Politician, Judge, Lawyer

William ShirleyWilliam Shirley
02 December 1694
Advocate
John Somers, 1st Baron SomersJohn Somers, 1st Baron Somers
04 March 1651
Jurist

Edward HallEdward Hall
1497 AD
Lawyer
Thomas Chandler HaliburtonThomas Chandler Haliburton
17 December 1796
Politician

Bob Marshall-AndrewsBob Marshall-Andrews
10 April 1944
Barrister
Peter Taylor, Baron Taylor of GosforthPeter Taylor, Baron Taylor of Gosforth
01 May 1930
Justice
William CoddingtonWilliam Coddington
1601 AD
Magistrate