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

Keir StarmerKeir Starmer
02 September 1962
Barrister
Nicola SturgeonNicola Sturgeon
19 July 1970
Political Leader

Michael GoveMichael Gove
26 August 1967
Journalist, Politician, Judge

Robert RinderRobert Rinder
31 May 1978
Judge

Harriet HarmanHarriet Harman
30 July 1950
Politician, Lawyer, Solicitor
Syed Ahmad KhanSyed Ahmad Khan
17 October 1817
Judge, Philosopher, Knight, Lawyer

Dominic GrieveDominic Grieve
24 May 1956
politician, barrister, Queen's Counsel
Anna SoubryAnna Soubry
07 December 1956
Politician

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

Cherie BlairCherie Blair
23 September 1954
Lawyer, Barrister
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of RichmondBrenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond
31 January 1945
Politician, Judge, Lawyer

Michael HowardMichael Howard
07 July 1941
Politician
Robin CavendishRobin Cavendish
12 March 1930
Advocate

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762
Politician, Lawyer

Jack StrawJack Straw
03 August 1946
Politician
Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist

Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge
Edward CokeEdward Coke
01 February 1552
politician, judge, barrister, lawyer

Richard Rich, 1st Baron RichRichard Rich, 1st Baron Rich
30 June 1496
Chancellor

A. V. DiceyA. V. Dicey
04 February 1835
Jurist-consultant, University teacher

Michael MansfieldMichael Mansfield
12 October 1941
Barrister, Lawyer
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
08 March 1841
 
Margaret MountfordMargaret Mountford
24 November 1951
Lawyer, Businessperson

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount MelvilleHenry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
28 April 1742
Advocate

Thomas McKeanThomas McKean
19 March 1734
Lawyer, Politician, Judge

David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of AbbotsburyDavid Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury
10 January 1948
Judge, Politician
Henry Fielding DickensHenry Fielding Dickens
16 January 1849
Judge, Barrister, Lawyer

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Peter BenensonPeter Benenson
31 July 1921
Lawyer

Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-SlossElizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss
10 August 1933
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

John SeldenJohn Selden
16 December 1584
Jurist

Brian LevesonBrian Leveson
22 June 1949
Judge
Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of ChelwoodRobert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood
14 September 1864
Lawyer

Samuel SewallSamuel Sewall
28 March 1652
Jurist, Judge
Thomas HughesThomas Hughes
20 October 1822
Lawyer

Geoffrey EltonGeoffrey Elton
17 August 1921
Writer, Historian of the modern age, Historian,

George CarmanGeorge Carman
06 October 1929
Barrister
Nicholas MonsarratNicholas Monsarrat
22 March 1910
Novelist

Anthony HopeAnthony Hope
09 February 1863
Novelist
Norman Birkett, 1st Baron BirkettNorman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett
06 September 1883
Judge, Politician, Lawyer, Barrister

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
08 February 1845
Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician

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

William Harrison AinsworthWilliam Harrison Ainsworth
04 February 1805
Novelist

Henry James Sumner MaineHenry James Sumner Maine
15 August 1822
Jurist
George EdaljiGeorge Edalji
29 February 1876
solicitor

William PacaWilliam Paca
31 October 1740
Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Abraham ClarkAbraham Clark
15 February 1726
Politician, Lawyer

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron ErskineThomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine
10 January 1750
Lawyer
Constance BriscoeConstance Briscoe
18 May 1957
Barrister

Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of AsthalPatricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal
19 August 1955
 
William GarrowWilliam Garrow
13 April 1760
Judge, Politician, Barrister, Lawyer

Michael GilbertMichael Gilbert
17 July 1912
Solicitor

Richard EmpsonRichard Empson
1450 AD
Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson HoggThomas Jefferson Hogg
24 May 1792
Barrister

Alex Carlile, Baron Carlile of BerriewAlex Carlile, Baron Carlile of Berriew
12 February 1948
Politician, Barrister, Lawyer
Thomas Heyward Jr.Thomas Heyward Jr.
28 July 1746
Politician, Judge

Bob Marshall-AndrewsBob Marshall-Andrews
10 April 1944
Barrister

Thomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of CornhillThomas Bingham, Baron Bingham of Cornhill
13 October 1933
Politician, Judge, Lawyer
Hartley Shawcross, Baron ShawcrossHartley Shawcross, Baron Shawcross
04 February 1902
 

Jonathan SumptionJonathan Sumption
09 December 1948
 
Robert Gascoyne-CecilRobert Gascoyne-Cecil
14 September 1864
British lawyer

Sir Guy GreenSir Guy Green
05 November 1913
 

Alexander George SutherlandAlexander George Sutherland
25 March 1862
 

Edward Henry Carson, Baron CarsonEdward Henry Carson, Baron Carson
09 February 1854
Politician
Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St. MaryleboneQuintin McGarel Hogg, Baron Hailsham of St. Marylebone
09 October 1907
Barrister
James Boswell, 9th Laird of AuchinleckJames Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck
29 October 1740