Lord Grabiner

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Charities Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 2 14 Dec 2021

    My Lords, I support this amendment. In view of the hour, as well as the great clarity of the explanation given by the noble Lord, Lord Hodgson, in moving it, I can be brief. The Charity Commission is an expert body. It is perfectly placed to form its own view on all the matters identified in Section 325(1)(a) and (b) of the Charities Act 2011. The curiosity is that, notwithstanding that...
  • Conduct Committee - Motion to Agree: Amendment to the Motion 20 Apr 2021

    My Lords, I disclose my interest as—I am afraid—another practising barrister and occasionally as an arbitrator in international commercial arbitrations. In my career, I have acted for and against sovereign states, and I have participated in arbitrations to which foreign states have been party. Currently, I have no such instructions or appointments. Essentially, I agree with all the...
  • Worboys Case and the Parole Board - Statement 28 Mar 2018

    We have focused attention—quite properly, in my view—on the performance of the Parole Board, but there is a separate and rather important aspect of this very shocking case. As I understand it, the CPS had available to it a good deal of material which was not then the subject of prosecution. That may have had a real impact on the sentence that was ultimately imposed upon Worboys; in fact,...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 July 1999

Party was Labour until 27 Sep 2015; Non-affiliated until 7 Sep 2016

Currently held offices

  • Member, Bribery Act 2010 Committee (since 17 May 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Privacy and Injunctions (Joint Committee) (18 Jul 2011 to 5 Sep 2011)
  • Member, Draft Bribery Bill (Joint Committee) (11 May 2009 to 16 Jul 2009)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (26 Nov 2003 to 8 Nov 2006)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E (13 Nov 2002 to 20 Nov 2003)
  • Member, Committee On Religious Offences (15 May 2002 to 10 Apr 2003)

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