Released on 11 Sep 2010
Lord Bingham of Cornhill, 1933-2010
The staff of Oxford University Press have been deeply saddened by the death of Lord Bingham on 11th September 2010. Lord Bingham was a close colleague and friend of OUP and played an invaluable role in the Press’s legal publishing, as author and adviser. His loss is keenly felt by all those at the Press with whom he worked closely, as it is throughout the legal world.
In 2000 the Press published The Business of Judging, a collection of Lord Bingham’s essays and speeches on the law and the role of the judiciary.
In 2009 the Press commemorated Lord Bingham’s retirement as Senior Law Lord with the publication of Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law, a collection of fifty essays by colleagues and friends reflecting on his seminal contribution to the modern development of the law in his time as a senior member of the judiciary.
In the weeks leading up to his death staff at the Press were working with Lord Bingham and his family concerning the publication of a new collection of his writings on the history and modern development of the law and constitution, under the working title Law Matters. It is anticipated that the book will publish in 2011.
To help recognise Lord Bingham’s life a selection of chapters of Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law are now available on our website.
- To read Lord Phillips’ introductory tribute to the volume, please click here.
- To read Ross Cranston’s biographical sketch of Lord Bingham’s early years please click here.
- To read a discussion of Lord Bingham’s contribution to the creation and implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 by Richard Clayton and Hugh Tomlinson please click here.
- To read about Lord Bingham’s contribution to the British Institute of International and Comparative Law please click here
- To read Baroness Hale’s reflections on Lord Bingham as a judge and his role in the creation of the UK Supreme Court please click here.