The Honourable Sir Stephen Silber

Honorary Fellow


Education and Academic Connections
University College, London LLB
(now Distinguished Judicial Member of the College)
Trinity College, Cambridge LLM
Harris Manchester College, Oxford-Master of Studies in Legal Research
(Now Honorary Fellow)
Member of the Advisory Council of Oxford University Institute of European and Comparative Law since about 2004

Summary of Career
Practised at the Bar in Commercial Chambers 1969 -1994
Appointed QC 1987
Appointed Assistant Recorder of the Crown Court 1981
Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court 1987
Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994 -1999
Member of Judicial Studies Board 1995-1999
Deputy High Court Judge 1995-1999
Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) 1999-2014 dealing with a variety of public law, commercial and criminal cases and sitting in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division
Gray’s Inn-Bencher 1994, Chair of the Management Committee 2010, and Treasurer 2014

Present Activities
Member of the Investment Committee of Vannin Capital 2014- (Advising Funders on Commercial Cases)
Mediator in Commercial Cases 2015—
Authorised to sit in the High Court and the Court of Appeal since retirement.
Appointed Judicial Investigatory Powers Commissioner since 2017
Vice- President of the Security Vetting Appeal Panel 2009- 2018
Member of the Special Immigration Appeal Commission 2008—
Carrying out legal research on Sir John Holt

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