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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Lord Mishcon

Lord Mishcon, DL, solicitor, Labour life peer, Senior Partner, Mishcon de Reya (formerly Victor Mishcon & Co from 1937), 1988-92, now Consultant, has died at the age of 90.
http://www.somethingjewish.co.uk/articles/1733_leading_lawyer_dies.htm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4658102.stm
One of his most high profile clients was Diana Princess of Wales.
Victor Mishcon was born 14 Aug 1915, the son of Rabbi Arnold and Mrs Queenie Mishcon;and was educated at the City of London School.
Career: Member of Lambeth Borough Council, 1945-49 (Chairman, Finance Committee, 1947-49); Member of London County Council for Brixton, 1946-65 (Chairman, Public Control Committee, 1947-52; General Purposes Committee 1952-54; Supplies Committee 1956-57; Fire Brigade Committee 1958-65); Member, GLC for Lambeth 1964-67 (Chairman, General Purposes Committee, 1964-67) Member, ILEA, 1964-67; Member of the Joint Committee with the House of Commons on Consolidation of Bills, 1983-85; Member, Law Sub-Committee House of Lords European Communities Committee, 1978-86; Member Hosue of Lords Select Committee on Procedure, 1981-83; Member, House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics, 1993; Opposition Spokesman, in House of Lords, on Home Affairs, 1983-90; Opposition Spokesman in the Lords on Legal Affairs, 1983-92; Vice-Chairman, Lords-Commons Solicitors group, from 1983; Chairman of the Governors, Cormont and Loughborough Secondary Schools, 1947-60; 1970-78; &c.
Victor Mishcon was raised to the peerage as a life baron in 1978, as Baron Mishcon, of Lambeth in Greater London.


Source: BBC News

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