Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales at NUS Law

Professor Simon Chesterman (Dean, NUS Law) with Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd (Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales)

NUS Law was honored to host The Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, at the NUS Bukit Timah Campus on 1 September 2016. In a lively discussion chaired by the Dean of NUS Law, Professor Simon Chesterman, members of the faculty and law students engaged with Lord Thomas on various aspects of the law and the role of the judiciary.

About Lord Thomas

Lord Thomas read law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, after which he became a Commonwealth Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1969 and became a Bencher at the Inn in 1992. He practised at the Commercial Bar in London from 1971 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales in 1996 and was assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division and to the Commercial Court. From 1998-2001 he was one of the Presiding Judges of the Wales and Chester Circuit. He was Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court in London from April 2002 to July 2003, when he was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He has been Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales since 2013.

Members of the faculty at the discussion

Professor Simon Chesterman and Lord Thomas

Group photograph