Sir Nicholas Green QC (Doctor of Laws)

Friday 14th July, 3pm

Nicholas Green was educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham, and was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws by the University of Leicester in 1980. He pursued postgraduate studies in Canada, obtaining his LLM degree from the University of Toronto in 1981. He began his professional life as a lecturer in law at the University of Southampton, where he completed a PhD in 1985. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1986, and completed his pupillage in 1987. At the Bar he specialised in all aspects of European, competition and regulatory, international, administrative and constitutional law. He appeared before all levels of the domestic English courts and in international courts and tribunals, including many cases heard before the European Court of Justice. In 1998 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel. He was elected Chairman of the Bar Council of England & Wales in 2010, and in 2011 he became joint Head of Chambers at Brick Court Chambers in London. He was knighted upon his appointment as a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2013. Between 2011 and 2016 he was Chairman of the Advocacy Training Council and in 2015 was appointed to sit as a Chairman in the Competition Appeals Tribunal. He served as Vice-Chair of the International Committee of the Judicial College and as a Presiding Judge for the South Eastern Circuit in 2016. He has been Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Leicester since 2005.

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