Former Attorney General and Monckton Tenant Lord Lyell QC dies aged 71

31 Aug 2010

The members and staff of Chambers are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Nicholas Lyell QC on 30 August 2010.  He was one of very few lawyers to have combined a successful career in Parliament and a major private practice.  After 20 years at the bar he was appointed Solicitor General from 1987-92 and then Attorney General from 1992-97. His unique experience gave him exceptional insight when handling complex litigation involving the interplay between UK, European and Human Rights law.  

Lord Lyell’s funeral will take place on Friday 10 September at St Leonard’s Church, Flamstead, Hertfordshire.  Any donations can be made to the hospice www.stfrancis.org.uk.

A Memorial Service in London will take place in due course.