Distinguished friends

Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC

Anthony Lester practises constitutional, equality and human rights law at Blackstone Chambers, including the East African Asians case. He was an architect of the Sex Discrimination and Race Relations Acts as Special Adviser to Roy Jenkins (1974–6). As a Liberal Democrat peer he has introduced innovative and influential Bills on human rights, equality, constitutional reform, civil partnership, forced marriage, cohabitation, and libel law reform. He is a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and co-editor of Human Rights Law and Practice.