Joshua Rozenberg QC (Hon) and Baroness (Ruth) Deech DBE QC (Hon) appointed Non-Executive Board Members

The Law Commission is pleased to announce that Joshua Rozenberg and Baroness Deech will be joining the Commission as Non-Executive Board Members.

They will be taking up their roles on 01 June 2019 and supporting the Commission as it delivers law reform during this challenging period of constitutional, technical, economic and social change.

Chairman of the Law Commission, Sir Nicholas Green said:

“I am delighted to welcome both Joshua Rozenberg and Baroness Deech to the Law Commission and we look forward to them joining us over the coming weeks.

“Their experience and knowledge will be indispensable as we strive to make the law as fair, modern, simple and cost-effective as possible.”

Joshua Rozenberg QC (hon)

Joshua Rozenberg is a leading legal commentator and the only full-time journalist to have been appointed an honorary Queen’s Counsel.

He writes a twice-monthly column for the Law Society Gazette and presents the Radio 4 programme Law in Action, which he launched in 1984. He is a former BBC legal correspondent and has also written for the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian.

He has a law degree from the University of Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in 1976. He is an honorary Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn and holds four honorary doctorates in law.

Joshua Rozenberg said:

“I have been reporting the Law Commission’s pioneering work for more than 30 years. Although I shall no longer be able to comment on its proposals without declaring an interest, I hope I can ensure that the benefits of law reform are more widely understood by lawmakers as well as by those who must apply and observe the law.”

Baroness (Ruth) Deech DBE QC (hon)

Baroness Deech is an academic, lawyer, bioethicist and politician. She was appointed a crossbench peer in the House of Lords in 2005 and has been a member of a number of Parliamentary committees including the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee and the Communications Committee.

Before becoming a peer, Baroness Deech was chair of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, a BBC Governor for four years, Gresham Professor of Law and was Chair of the Bar Standards Board from 2009 until 2015. She is a Bencher of the Inner Temple.

Baroness Deech studied law at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford to which she returned as a tutorial fellow in Law and then Principal of the College from 1991 until 2004.

Speaking of her appointment, Baroness Deech QC said:

“I am delighted to be joining the Board of the Law Commission. This represents a full circle for me as I began my career at the Law Commission shortly after its creation in the Sixties.

“I know therefore how important their work is and I am looking forward to supporting it as best I can.”