Volume 1 issue 1 April 2013
From a Judge’s Perspective: Interview with the Chancellor of the High Court
Edward Chin and Vincent Chao
Since being appointed Chairman of the Law Commission in 2006, Sir Terence Etherton has held a reputation for calling attention to themes of legal accessibility and law reform. Specifically, his efforts to engage both lawmakers and the judiciary to make law more accessible and ensure that legal reforms receive sufficient parliamentary debate have earned him commendation from the highest quarters of the legal profession.
Following the Law Commission, Sir Terence served as a judge of the Court of Appeal until his appointment as Chancellor of the High Court in January 2013. Only a month after this appointment, the Birkbeck Law Review had the unique opportunity to speak to Sir Terence concerning his work at the Law Commission and as a senior member of the judiciary. As evident in this interview, Sir Terence’s dedication, insight and commitment to the legal profession are inspirational, and profound.
Aside from his formal duties as a judge, Sir Terence, a graduate of Cambridge University, continues to serve the legal community by educating the next generation of legal professionals as a visiting professor in Birkbeck College, University of London. We hope that this interview, prepared by the Birkbeck Law Review, is as beneficial for our readers as it was for us.