Lord Leonard Hoffmann Senior Judge Appellate Committee of the House of Lords
Lord Leonard Hoffmann is a Senior Judge of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, the United Kingdom’s equivalent of the United States Supreme Court. He has served in this position since 1995.
Born in South Africa, Lord Hoffmann studied at Cape Town University and then as a Rhodes Scholar at Queen’s College, Oxford University. He taught law at University College, Oxford, and practiced law in London before becoming a member of the High Court in 1985.
Lord Hoffmann has been described by Legal Business magazine as “the most dominant personality among the Lords today who has surpassed them in the number of important cases which he has judged, with a tendency to have the courts follow in his wake.”