Professor Sir Alan Dashwood is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013

Alumni of City University London were also honoured for their contributions

19 June 2013

nullSir Alan Dashwood, Professor of Law at City University London, has been appointed Knight Commander of the Order St Michael and St George in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2013. The honour was in recognition of his services to the development of European Law.

Sir Alan's forty-year career in EU law spans most forms of legal practice, as an advocate, scholar, teacher, author, editor and a senior EU civil servant. Formerly Director in the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union, he advised on aspects of the negotiations leading to the EU Constitutional Treaty and the Treaty of Lisbon. He also led the Foreign and Commonwealth Office team preparing a model Constitutional Treaty, which was presented to the Convention on the Future of Europe.

As well as his position at the City Law School, Sir Alan is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge and continues to practice as a Barrister at Henderson Chambers in London. Professor Carl Stychin, Dean of the City Law School at City University London, commented:

"I am certain that I speak for all colleagues in congratulating Sir Alan on this outstanding and richly deserved recognition of his enormous contribution to his field. I felt very proud to read the list and to see our Law School associated with such a distinguished scholar."

Three distinguished City University London alumni were also recognised in this year's honours list. Sir Brendan Barber, formerly general secretary of the Trades Union Congress was appointed Knights Bachelor for services to employment relations. A President of the Students' Union, he graduated from City University London with a BSc in Social Sciences in 1974. He received an Honorary Degree from City in 2007 and was appointed to the University's Council earlier this year.

Sir Dick Olver was appointed Knights Bachelor in recognition of his services to business. The Chairman of BAE Systems plc, graduated from City University London with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1970. He is a member of Prime Minister's Business Advisory Group, serves as a UK Business Ambassador and as a member of the India/UK CEO Forum.

Alumna Jeanette Siddall was appointed Commander of the British Empire for services to dance. The former Director of Dance for Arts Council England graduated from City University London in 1989 with an MA in Arts Administration and a Diploma in Dance.