Famous Lawyers from England

List of notable or famous lawyers from England, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in England and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from England is included when available.

List includes Brenda Hale, John Donne and more. Featuring popular British attorneys and more, this list has it all. 

This historic lawyers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English lawyers of note?" and "Who are the most famous lawyers from England?" These prominent lawyers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English lawyers.

Use this list of renowned English lawyers to discover some new lawyers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
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  • Anthony Allen

    Anthony Allen

    Anthony Allen (died 11 April 1754) was an English lawyer and antiquary
  • Bartholomew Gosnold
    Dec. at 35 (1572-1607)
    • Birthplace: Grundisburgh, England
    Bartholomew Gosnold (1571 – 22 August 1607) was an English barrister, explorer, and privateer, who was instrumental in founding the Virginia Company of London, and Jamestown in colonial America. He ...more
    • Birthplace: Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England
    Brenda Marjorie Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, , known as Lady Hale (born 31 January 1945) is a British judge and the current President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. In 2004, she ...more
  • Bulstrode Whitelocke
    Dec. at 69 (1605-1675)
    • Birthplace: England
    Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (6 August 1605 – 28 July 1675) was an English lawyer, writer, parliamentarian and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England.
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Christopher John Sansom is a British writer of historical crime novels. He was born in 1952 in Edinburgh and was educated at the University of Birmingham, where he took a BA and then a PhD in ...more
  • Charles Bowen, Baron Bowen
    Dec. at 59 (1835-1894)
    Charles Synge Christopher Bowen, Baron Bowen, (1 January 1835 – 10 April 1894) was an English judge.