World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Lord Diplock

William John Kenneth Diplock, Baron Diplock, QC (8 December 1907 – 14 October 1985[1]) was an English judge and Law Lord.

Early life

Born the son of a Croydon solicitor, he attended Whitgift School and University College, Oxford, where he read chemistry and was later to become an Honorary Fellow.[2]

Career

Diplock was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1932 and made a King's Counsel (KC) in 1948. In 1956, he was appointed to the High Court.[2]

He became a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (Law Lord) in 1968[1] and was elevated as a life peer with the title Baron Diplock, of Wansford in the County of Huntingdonshire to the House of Lords.[2]

As Lord Diplock, he chaired a commission set up in 1972 to consider legal measures against terrorism in Northern Ireland, which led to the establishment of the juryless Diplock courts with which his name is now associated.

At the time of his death, Lord Diplock was the longest serving Law Lord.[1]

Contributions to legal thought

He made many contributions to legal thought and pushed the law in new and unique directions.

The current typology of grounds for judicial review is owing to Lord Diplock.

Notable judgments

See also

References

External links

  • Report of the Commission to Consider Legal Procedures to deal with Terrorist Activities in Northern Ireland


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.