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LEVESON INQUIRY:
CULTURE, PRACTICE
AND ETHICS OF THE PRESS

Lord Justice Leveson

Picture of Lord Leveson

Lord Justice Leveson was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1970. He practised on the Northern Circuit from chambers in Liverpool, across the full range of common law, crime, personal injury and commercial work. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986, and was a Recorder and a Deputy High Court Judge.  He was appointed a Judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, in 2000, and served as a Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit.  In 2005 he was appointed to the new position of Deputy Senior Presiding Judge and in 2006, following his appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal, he became Senior Presiding Judge.

In 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Sentencing Council, a position he still holds whilst heading this Inquiry. He is an honorary fellow of Merton College, Oxford and has received an honorary LL.D. from the University of Liverpool.

Declaration (PDF, 13KB)

Letter of appointment (PDF, 200KB)