||The Rt Hon Sir Jack Beatson FBA
The Rt Hon Sir Jack Beatson FBA was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford (BA 1970, BCL 1972, MA 1973), and called to the bar from Inner Temple (1972), and was appointed an honorary bencher thereof in 1993. He was a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford (1973–1994), on leave as a member of the Law Commission of England and Wales between 1989 and 1994, and then Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge, between 1994 and 2003. He was also a recorder during the latter period.
In 1998 Sir Jack was appointed Queen's Counsel, and served as a deputy High Court judge from 2000 to 2003. He was a judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice from 2003 to 2013, and a Lord Justice of Appeal from 2013 until this year. He is currently practising as an arbitrator with Essex Court Chambers, and is also a part-time judge of the Astana International Financial Centre’s Court in Kazakhstan.
His publications include The Use and Abuse of Unjust Enrichment: Essays on the Law of Restitution (author, 1991), Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law (author and co joint editor, 1995), Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (2nd ed, with M Matthews, 1989), Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information (author and co-editor, 2000), Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the UK (co-author, 2008) and Anson’s Law of Contract (co-author, 30th ed, 2016).
Sir Jack is a fellow of the British Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, and holds an honorary DCL from the University of Oxford and an LLD from the University of Cambridge, and honorary fellowships at Brasenose College, Oxford; Merton College, Oxford; and St John’s College, Cambridge.