21 NOVEMBER 2002


Appointment of a new Legal Adviser

The House of Lords Constitution Committee, chaired by Lord Norton of Louth, has appointed Professor Anthony Bradley as their Legal Adviser for the Parliamentary Session 2002-2003.

Professor Bradley will provide legal advice to the Committee to help them fulfil their terms of reference "to examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House". Taking into account his advice, the Committee will report on bills which raise questions of principle on a principal part of the constitutional framework of the United Kingdom.

Professor Bradley is Emeritus Professor of Constitutional Law, Edinburgh University, and a member of the Inner Temple practising from Cloisters, the Chambers of Brian Langstaff QC and Robin Allen QC. He specialises in constitutional and administrative law, including judicial review and education law.

Further information

Reports by the Committee are published by The Stationery Office, and are also available at

Information on current inquiries can be obtained from Thomas Elias, the Clerk to the Committee, tel: 020 7219 5960, fax: 020 7219 5355, email:

Further information about Professor Bradley and Cloisters can be obtained from Gerald Newman, Practice Director at Cloisters, tel: 020 7827 4050 (office), 07798 604851 (mobile), or email