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.
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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