Monday, August 10, 2020

The Baron Lester of Herne Hill, QC 1936-2020

 _. Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC, who died 8 August, 2020, aged 84, was a barrister, life peer, former member of the Labour party, the Social Democrat Party, and Liberal Democrats.

Anthony Paul Lester was born 3 July, 1936, son of Harry and Kate Lester. He married in 1971, Catherine Elizabeth Debra Wassey, by whom he had one son and one daughter.

Career: Served in the Royal Artillery, 1955-57, as a 2nd Lieutenant; Called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn [1963] Mansfield Scholar and Bencher,  1985; Called to the Bar, Northern Ireland, 1984.

He was Special Adviser to the Home Secretary, 1974-76; Standing Advisory Comm on Human Rights, 1975-77; UK Legal Expert, Network Committee on Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination, EEC, 1983-93; Member of the House of Lords Sub Committee on European Law and Institutions, Inter Governmental Conf, from 1996; &c.

QC [1975]; QC [Northern Ireland; a Recorder, 1987-93, &c.

He was created a life peer in 1993, and his peerage was gazetted in the name, style and title of Baron Lester of Herne Hill, of Herne Hill in the London Borough of Southwark.


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