The Rt Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill CVO

Robert Carnwath has been a Justice of the UK Supreme Court since April 2012. He was a Lord Justice of Appeal since September 2001, having been a Judge of the High Court, Chancery Division, from 1994. He was Chairman of the Law Commission for England and Wales from February 1999 until July 2002. In July 2004 he was nominated as “Shadow” Senior President of Tribunals, to provide judicial leadership in the reform of the UK Tribunal system. In November 2007 he was appointed as the first statutory Senior President of Tribunals under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007. From 1970 – 1994 he was a practising barrister. His main areas of practice were Local Government, Planning and Environmental Law, and Administrative Law. From 1980 – 85 he was Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue. Between 1988 and 1994 he was Attorney-General to HRH the Prince of Wales (for which he was made a Companion of the Victorian Order). Since 2004 he has worked as an adviser to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on judicial training and is currently a member of their International Advisory Council on Environmental Justice, and is a founder-member of the Global Institute of Judges for the Environment. He is Honorary President of the UK Environmental Law Association.