WMU Welcomes Lord Justice Hamblen
On 27 May, President Doumbia-Henry welcomed to WMU the Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Hamblen QC, PC, Lord Justice of Appeal for the United Kingdom.
WMU students had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Lord Justice Hamblen, entitled "The Interpretation of Contracts under English Law" that explained the English Courts’ well-established principles of interpretation that govern commercial contracts. Analysis of the recent developments of English case law were presented including the impact of the judgments Arnold v Britton, Wood v Capita Insurance Services and National Bank of Kazakhstan v The Bank of New York Mellon AS/NV, London Branch.
Lord Justice Hamblen was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1981 and practised at the Commercial Bar from 1982-2008. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1997, an Assistant Recorder in 1999 and a Recorder in 2000. He was appointed to sit as a Justice in the High Court in November 2008 and was a nominated Commercial Court Judge. In February 2016 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and, subsequently, appointed to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.