Lord Carnwath retired as a Justice in March 2020 after a distinguished judicial career which culminated in him spending 8 years sitting in the UK Supreme Court and as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. During his tenure in the Supreme Court, he gave many leading judgements, particularly on issues relating to planning and the environment, property, rating, local government and administrative law.
As an Associate Member of Chambers, Lord Carnwath will be available to undertake a range of professional engagements including arbitrations, expert determinations, mediations, or reports, with a focus on his principal areas of interest and expertise; including climate change and environmental law, property and planning law, administrative law and Privy Council work.
Lord Carnwath has for many years taken an active interest in the law in other Commonwealth jurisdictions and has been a regular speaker at conferences of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association and the Commonwealth Law Association.
A former Attorney General to the Prince of Wales, he is now an Honorary Professor of Law of University College London, and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Outside the law, he is a keen amateur musician and he is a former Governor of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon FRAM) and former Chairman of the Britten-Pears Foundation.