Honorary Professor of Law
LLB (Lond.); Hon LLD (Buckingham, Brist., Lond., Anglia PU, Manc. Met., Hull, Cran., Richmond, Cantab, Oxon, Exe., Birm., Wolv.) ; Hon FBA; Hon Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences; Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal; President of the Court of the Financial Centre, Oatar
As former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales from 2000 to October 2005 and former Master of the Rolls between 1996 and 2000, Lord Woolf of Barnes is one of the most respected and foremost lawyers in the world today. Of his many contributions to the administration of justice, Lord Woolf was responsible for a major inquiry into prisons following disturbances among inmates and most importantly, the reform of the whole of the civil justice system in England and Wales. He is therefore the person responsible for modernizing and revolutionizing how civil actions involving, for example, personal injury are handled by lawyers and the courts.