Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Lord Lester of Herne Hill

Full title

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC


Anthony Lester


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

13 October 1993

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5353
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Constitution Committee (L) Lords 2013-
EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions Lords 2003-08
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Lords 2001-
EU Sub-Committee E Lords 1999-03
EU Sub-Committee F Lords 1996-99
Procedure Committee (L) Lords 1994-96
EU Sub-Committee E Lords 1994-96

Register of Interests

  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Self-employed practising member of the English Bar, specialising in constitutional and administrative law, employment, media, commercial and European law
    • Co-editor (and contributor), Butterworths Human Rights Law and Practice
    • Member, Commission on a Bill of Rights
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Investor AB (Swedish registered investment and holding company)
    • Jardine Strategic Holdings Limited (Singapore listed holding company)
  • 5: Land and property

    • Shop in Somerset owned jointly with wife
  • 6: Sponsorship

    • Secretarial research and assistance, and office accommodation, is provided through Odysseus Trust Limited and funded by Sigrid Rausing Trust and Foundation Open Society Institute
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, Odysseus Trust Ltd (not-for-profit company that conducts research into human rights and constitutional matters and advises on an all-party basis)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Member, Advisory Board and Executive Council, Centre for European Law, King's College, London
    • Member, Advisory Board, Institute of European Public Law, University of Hull
    • Member, Advisory Panel, Centre for Public Law, Cambridge
    • Member, Advisory Board, Institute of European Public Law
    • Bencher, Lincoln's Inn
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, Miriam Rothschild and John Galway Foster Human Rights Trust
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Member, Board of Advisers of Freedom Now
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Governor, British Institute for Human Rights
    • Joint President, United Nations Association Westminster Branch
    • Member, Advisory Board, Irish Yearbook of International Law
    • Member, Editorial Committee, "Public Law"
    • Member, Expert Counsel Panel, Liberty
    • Member, Executive Board, Open Society Institute Justice Initiative
    • President, Human Rights Lawyers' Association
    • Vice President, English PEN
    • Member, International Editorial Board, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
    • Friend of the Sigrid Rausing Trust