Member of the House of Lords, UK
Lord Brennan QC has been a Queen’s Counsel since 1985. His areas of expertise include commercial law, public and private international law and international arbitration. He served as a Deputy High Court Judge and Crown Court Recorder and a former member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He has a high profile international and commercial practice that spans the globe. He has an extensive international litigation and advisory practice involving bi-lateral investment treaty and commercial and energy work in South America and Asia. During 1999, he served as the Chairman of the Bar of England and Wales, the organisation that represents over 10,000 practicing barristers—specialist advocates and advisers in litigation. In 2000, he was voted Barrister of the Year and the Queen, on the recommendation of the United Kingdom Government, appointed him a life peer and member of the House of Lords.
During 1999 Lord Brennan QC was Chairman of the Bar of England and Wales, the organisation that represents 13,000 practising barristers (specialist advocates and advisers in litigation). In 2000, British lawyers voted him Barrister of the Year.
In May 2000, the Queen, on the recommendation of the United Kingdom Government, appointed him a life peer and member of the House of Lords (the Upper Chamber of the UK Parliament). He has been a Queen's Counsel since 1985 and is a member of the Bars of the Republic of Ireland and of Northern Ireland.
1. Grand Cross of the Order of Isabel la Catolica ( Spain)
2. Cruz de Honor de la Orden de San Raimundo de Penafort (Spain)
3. Gold Medal from the Supreme Court of Mexico
4. Honorary Doctor of Laws of the Universities of Manchester, Bradford, Nottingham Trent, and the National Institute of Penal Sciences of Mexico