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.

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  • Bartholomew Gosnold
    Dec. at 35 (1572-1607)
    • Birthplace: Grundisburgh, England
    • Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
  • Bulstrode Whitelocke
    Dec. at 69 (1605-1675)
    • Birthplace: England
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Charles Bowen, Baron Bowen
    Dec. at 59 (1835-1894)
    • Charles Erdman Petersdorff
      Dec. at 86 (1800-1886)
        • Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Charles Peter Allen
        Dec. at 68 (1861-1930)
        • Birthplace: Prestwich, United Kingdom
      • Charles Robert Forrester
        Dec. at 47 (1803-1850)
          • Birthplace: Eurasia, Bury, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, North West England
        • Christopher Rich
          Dec. at 57 (1657-1714)
            • Birthplace: Middlesex, England
          • Dec. at 68 (1794-1863)
            • Cyril Wilkinson
              Dec. at 86 (1884-1970)
                  • Douglas Straight
                    Dec. at 69 (1844-1914)
                    • Edmund Plowden
                      Dec. at 67 (1518-1585)
                      • Birthplace: United Kingdom
                    • Dec. at 72 (1800-1873)
                      • Edward Montagu
                        Dec. at 72 (1485-1557)
                        • Edwin James
                          Dec. at 70 (1812-1882)