Sir Ross Cranston FBA

Elected 2007

UK Fellow
2007
Law

Sir Ross Cranston is a judge of the High Court, Queens Bench Division and from 2016 judge in charge of the Administrative Court. He is also a Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Previously he was Centennial Professor and Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at LSE. He was a member of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom from 1997-2005 and Solicitor General from 1998-2001. Before that he was Lubbock Professor of Banking Law, Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Dean of Laws at Queen Mary, University of London. He was educated at the University of Queensland and at Harvard Law School and Oxford. He has held consultancies with UNCTAD, the World Bank, the IMF and the Commonwealth Secretariat to advise different countries on commercial, banking and securities laws. He has also undertaken reviews of the legal system for the European Commission in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey. He was a member of the legal advisory panel of the National Consumer Council, chair of trustees of the whistleblower's charity, Public Concern at Work and a trustee of Build It International and NOFAS UK.

Current post

Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

Past appointments

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Professor of Law

Jan 2017 -

Royal Courts of Justice Justice of the High Court, Royal Courts of Justice

Jan 2007 -

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Centennial Professor of Law

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Other Institutions Solicitor General

Jan 1998 - Jan 2001

Dudley North MP

Jan 1997 - Jan 2005

London School of Economics and Political Science University of London Cassel Professor of Commercial Law

Jan 1992 - Jan 1997

Queen Mary University of London Lubbock Professor of Banking Law

Jan 1986 - Jan 1992

Publications

How Law Works (2006)

Legal Foundations of the Welfare State (1985)

Consumers and the Law 1st ed. (1978)

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