Lord Woolf

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, I am the latest in what I will call the pack of former senior judges who have addressed this debate. I do not propose to do more than to indicate that I agree with everything that they said. On those subjects, I have nothing to usefully add. However, I feel that I should also mention just one or two of the other speakers who are not members of the pack, but who have also made...
  • Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) 12 May 2022

    My Lords, I am the latest in what I will call the pack of former senior judges who have addressed this debate. I do not propose to do more than to indicate that I agree with everything that they said. On those subjects, I have nothing to usefully add. However, I feel that I should also mention just one or two of the other speakers who are not members of the pack, but who have also made...
  • Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] - Report: Amendment 126 29 Nov 2021

    My Lords, it is a pleasure to follow my noble and learned friend Lord Etherton, in this debate, but it was of great concern to hear what the noble Lord, Lord Ponsonby, said in his remarks. I am hugely impressed by the other names that have been supporting the suggestion that the age should be raised to 72 rather than 75, as the Government have proposed. I have the advantage that the noble...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1992

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (19 Jul 2017 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (16 Jul 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Chair, Insurance Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (19 Nov 2014 to 24 Dec 2014)
  • Member, Inquiries Act 2005 Committee (16 May 2013 to 26 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (20 Nov 2007 to 26 Nov 2008)
  • Member, Constitution Committee (22 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (31 Mar 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)

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