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Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Walter LYELL

AttorneyGeneral

Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Walter LYELL, British AttorneyGeneral. Privy Councillor, 1990.

Background

LYELL, Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Walter was born on December 6, 1938. Parents: the late Honorary Mr Justice Lyell and Veronica Mary Lyell (née Luard).

Education

Stowe School; Christ Church, Oxford LJniversity. College of Law; spoken languages: french.

Career

Secretary, Conservative Party Constitutional Committee, 1979. Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead, 1979-1983, and for MidBedfordshire, since 1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General, 1979-1986.

Chairman, Society of Conservative Lawyers, 1985-1986. Parliamentary Under Secretary of state. Department of Health and Social Security, 1986-1987.

Solicitor-General, 198792. Attorney General since 1992. Attorney-General; Commissioned Royal Artillery, National Service, 1957-1959.

Walter Runciman & Company (Shipping), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1962-1964. Barrister. Commercial and Employment Law, 1965-1986. Bencher, Inner Temple.

Religion

Anglican.

Politics

conservative Party

Membership

  • Clubs: Brooks’s Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Drawing; gardening; shooting. Home affairs, legal affairs, employment, defence.

Connections

Spouse Susanna Mary Lyell (née Fletcher), 1967. Children: two son, two d.