1. Honorary Graduates

Honorary Graduates

Professor Aubrey Diamond

Professor Diamond had a long and distinguished career as an academic and practising lawyer. He held several professorships, served as a Law Commissioner and as director of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and was one of the first of the small group of solicitors to be given the title of Honorary Queen's Counsel. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Civil Law by City University in 1992. Professor Aubrey died on 6 July 2006.

Sir Patrick Elias

Patrick Elias has been a judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division since 1999. He was educated at the University of Exeter and King's College, Cambridge. He was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1973, became a Bencher in 1995 and a QC in 1990. Between 1973 and 1984 he was a fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and from 1975 to 1984 a lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He is the co-author of Labour Law: Cases and materials and Trade Union Democracy, Members' Rights and the Law; and editor of Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Patrick is a former member of City University Court and served as chairman of the University's advisory board for law. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by City University in 2003.

Sir John Mummery

Sir John Mummery is a senior member of the judiciary and a Lord Justice of Appeal. Educated at Pembroke College, Oxford he was called to the Bar in 1964. During his period as a barrister he specialised in copyright law dealing with films, music and books. John was appointed a judge in 1985 and served as a High Court judge between 1989 and 1996. During the 1990s he headed various tribunals relating to employment appeals, the security services and investigatory powers. He is currently the president of the Council of Inns of Court and is a former governor of City's Inns of Court School of Law and also serves as a legal adviser to the General Synod of the Church of England. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by City University in 2002.

Lord Nicholas Phillips of Worth Matravers

Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers is the Master of the Rolls of the Court of Appeal. Nicolas Phillips was educated at King's College, Cambridge and called to the Bar in 1962, where he specialised in admiralty and commercial work. He became a QC in 1978 and a Recorder four years later. In 1987 he was appointed a High Court Judge and he presided over several lengthy and complex trials including the Barlow Clowes and Maxwell prosecutions. Promoted to the Court of Appeal, he chaired the inquiry into the causes of the BSE crisis between 1998 and 2000. In 1999 he was made a Law Lord and the following year was elevated to Master of the Rolls, the second most senior judicial office in England and Wales after the Lord Chief Justice. Nicolas Phillips was awarded an honorary Doctor of Civil Law in 2003.

  • The Rt Hon Lord Bingham of Cornhill
  • Dr Edward Burn
  • Dame Rosalyn Higgins
  • Dr Francis Jacobs
  • Dr Michael Matthews
  • Dr Judith Mayhew
  • The Rt Hon Mrs Justice Pauffley DBE
  • Dr Mary Phillips
  • Dr John Anthony Roberts
  • The Rt Hon Lord Slynn of Hadley
  • Clive Stafford-Smith OBE

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