Lord Carlile of Berriew

Lord Carlile of Berriew

Full title

The Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE


Alexander Carlile


Liberal Democrat

Joined the Lords

27 July 1999

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353

External/Private Office

9-12 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR
Tel: 020 7400 1800
Fax: 020 7681 1250


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee (L) Lords 2010-12
Committee on the Assisted Dying for the terminally ill Bill Lords 2004-05
Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) (Chairman) Lords 2004-05
Draft Mental Health Bill (Joint Committee) Lords 2004-05
Welsh Affairs Committee Commons 1992-97
Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration Commons 1986-87
Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) Commons 1983-86
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) Commons 1983-86
Constituency Date
Montgomery 1983-97

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Part-time Chair Competition Appeal Tribunal 2005-13
Deputy High Court Judge 2001-
Barrister (QC) 9-12 Bell Yard 1994-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Lloyd’s Enforcement Board 2011-
Chairman Chartered Security Professionals’ Registration Authority 2011-
Chairman Northern Ireland Committee on Protection Northern Ireland Office 2009-
Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland HMG 2008-
Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation HMG 2001-11

Member's focus

Business, industry and consumers
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
Middle East

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Non-executive Director, Wynnstay Group plc (agricultural manufacturers/merchants) (ends 31 March 2015)
    • Director, SC Strategy Limited (SC Strategy was formed in late 2012 by Lord Carlile and Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE to provide strategic advice on UK public policy, regulation, and business practice, and includes the specific purpose of providing such advice and guidance to potential inward investors; Lord Carlile takes no part in any parliamentary proceedings relating to any client; relevant client: Qatar Investment Authority (see Category 3)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Practising barrister (Queen's Counsel)
    • Former Deputy High Court Judge and Recorder (retired 31 December 2014)
    • Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland
    • Chairman, Northern Ireland Committee on Protection
    • Proprietor, Carlile Consulting (journalism, broadcasting, lecturing etc) (a material client of Carlile Consulting is Iranian Community Association, London: advice given is on strategic issues affecting opponents of the Government of Iran, including the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI); the advice covers humanitarian, legal and policy issues
    • Chairman, Lloyd's Enforcement Board (Lloyd's of London)
    • Chairman, London Panel on Ethics in Policing (LPEP) (a part-time post; LPEP was created by the Mayor of London to provide independent advice on ethical issues affecting the Metropolitan Police and their relationship with the public)
  • 3: Clients

    • Qatar Investment Authority (see category 1)
    • Iranian Community Association, London (see category 2 under Carlile Consulting)
  • 4: Shareholdings (b)

    • Wynnstay Group plc (agricultural manufacturers/merchants)
  • 7: Overseas visits

    • Visit to Paris, France, 27 January 2014, with one MP and other Peers to meet Mrs Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council for Resistance in Iran, together with her staff and some supporters; return train travel and lunch were provided by NCRI
    • Visit to Paris, 27 June 2014, to attend meeting of National Council for Resistance in Iran (NCRI); cost of rail fare and hotel paid by NCRI
    • Visit to Paris, 27 June 2014, to attend event organised by Iranian Community Association; cost of Eurostar tickets and hotel accommodation met by Iranian Community Association
    • Visit to Tirana, Albania, 17-18 January 2015, accompanied by wife (Alison Levitt QC) to speak at a conference on the rights and treatment of residents at Camp Liberty, Iraq; and visit Iranian refugees in Tirana; costs of travel and hotel were met by National Council for Resistance in Iran
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Chairman of the Chartered Security Registration Authority
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Member of Council, Royal Medical Foundation of Epsom College
    • Deputy Chief Steward, City of Hereford
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • Trustee, White Ensign Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • President, The Security Institute