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Congratulations to SLS members Professor Sue Arrowsmith, Professor Charles Mitchell and Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin, on their appointments as Honorary Queen’s Counsel

28th January 2019

We congratulate Professors Sue Arrowsmith, Charles Mitchell and Thomas Glyn Watkin on being appointed Honorary Queen’s Counsel. The award of QC Honoris Causa recognises major contributions to the law of England and Wales outside practice in the courts.

Professor Sue Arrowsmith is Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy at the University of Nottingham, where she is also Director of the Public Procurement Research Group. She is the founder and General Editor of the international journal, Public Procurement Law Review, and organises a major annual international conference on procurement, bringing together policy makers, practitioners and academics. Professor Arrowsmith’s appointment also recognises her substantial contribution to reform, including through her membership of the European Commission’s independent Advisory Committee on procurement, the UNCITRAL Procurement Expert Committee, the World Bank Advisory Group on Procurement, and recently as Expert to the Task Force on procurement of the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport.

Professor Charles Mitchell is the leading academic authority on the law of unjust enrichment and the law of trusts. He has written books on subrogation; on contribution and reimbursement; on unjust enrichment; and on trusts. His work on the most recent editions of Goff and Jones: The Law of Unjust Enrichment has proved invaluable in cases which have come before the Supreme Court. He has shown dedication to bridging the gap between theory and practice, through his development and clarification of the law, including particularly difficult areas of law where conflicting authorities make underlying principles hard to discern.

Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin served the Welsh Assembly Government as its first principal Legislative Draftsman. His book, The Legal History of Wales, published in 2007, is the first comprehensive history of law in Wales from the Roman invasion to devolution. He is the general editor of the University of Wales series, The Public Law of Wales. He was centrally involved in establishing and building the legislative drafting capacity of the Welsh Government – in both English and Welsh – in the initial years of primary legislative devolution for Wales. Prior to that, he was the founding head of the Law School and first Professor of Law at the University of Wales, Bangor.