The British Legal Centre and international law firm Integrites held a reception devoted to the visit of Rt Hon Sir Robin Auld Kt, P C, to Ukraine, recently retired Lord Justice of Appeal, formerly the senior presiding judge of England and Wales and member of the Judicial Appeal Committee of the Privy Council.
Sir Robin Auld was educated at Brooklands College and King's College, London. He graduated with a first class honours degree in Law in 1958, obtained a doctorate in Law in 1963, and he became a fellow at King's College in 1987. Kings College London (often abbreviated to KCL) in London is one of the largest colleges in the federal University of London, with 19,500 registered students.
He was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1959 and became a Queen's Counsel in 1975. He became a Bencher at Gray's Inn in 1984. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1977, and became a judge of the High Court in 1987, appointed to the Queen's Bench Division, when he was knighted and became a Privy Counsellor. He was promoted to the Court of Appeal in 1995. He was the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1995 to 1998. Following on from the review of civil justice undertaken by Lord Woolf, Auld undertook a review of the operation of the criminal courts in England and Wales in 1999 to 2001, producing a report known as the "Auld Report.
He was appointed as a member and Vice-Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission in January 2006, as a representative of the judiciary.