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Published: 20 October 2016

Lord Toulson Joins School of Law as Distinguished Visiting Professor

Lord Toulson, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, will join Surrey Law this week as Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Lord Toulsons’ appointment is part of a multi-pronged outreach programme initiated by Professor Dennis J. Baker of the School of Law.  

Lord Toulson is notable for his superlative career at the Bar and on the bench. He one of Britain’s foremost lawyers, and has been an intellectual leader in the Supreme Court. He has excelled in more than one area of the law and is well regarded for his work in criminal law, which had a major influence at the Law Commission, and in the senior courts in England and Wales. He has published influential works in a number of areas including on the law of complicity and the law of confidentiality. More generally, he has been a defender of the importance of common law development, in the interests of human rights and dignity.

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