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Derrick Wyatt QC
Brick Court Chambers, Emeritus Professor of Law at Oxford, Fellow of St Edmund Hall

Derrick Wyatt is emeritus Professor of Law at Oxford, and Fellow of St Edmund Hall.. His teaching included EU law, constitutional law, and public international law. In November 2015 at a conference at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law he argued that the CJEU needed a new judicial approach for the 21st century, placing greater emphasis on a literal interpretation of EU legislation, and promoting de-centralising values of the EU legal order (in particular subsidiarity and respect for national identity) as strongly as it has promoted centralising values such as supremacy, direct effect, and Citizenship of the Union. He has practised as a barrister (Queen's Counsel 1993) from Brick Court Chambers, specialising in litigation before the European Court of Justice and the EU General Court in Luxembourg, and in giving legal advice to businesses and governments. This has involved numerous aspects of EU law, and issues of public international law and constitutional law in the UK and Cyprus. He has appeared in approximately 100 cases before the European Courts in Luxembourg and has represented and/or advised businesses in the UK, Ireland, USA, Germany, and Iran, and the Governments of the UK, Northern Ireland, and Cyprus.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick
Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU, presently a Cross-Bencher in the House of Lords

Lord Hannay of Chiswick joined the UK Diplomatic Service in 1959. From 1970 to 1973 Lord Hannay was a member of the UK Negotiating Team for Britain’s accession. 1973 to 1977 he was Chef de Cabinet to Sir Christopher Soames, Vice President of the European Commission. Lord Hannay served at the UK Embassy in Washington DC (1984 -1985) before becoming Permanent Representative to the European Economic Community (1985 - 90). From 1990 until 1995 he was UK Ambassador to the United Nations. Between 1996 and 2003, Lord Hannay was UK Special Representative for Cyprus and, in 2004, served on the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. In 2001 he was created a life peer and in 2003 he was made a Companion of Honour. He co-chairs the parliamentary group on global security and non-proliferation and is also a member of the Top Level Group of UK Parliamentarians for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. From 2003-2008 and 2010-2014 Lord Hannay was a Member of the EU Select Committee, House of Lords, and from 2010 – 2014 also Chair of the Sub-Committee on Home Affairs. Since 2014 he is a Member of the Select Committee on the Arctic.



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