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Albert Venn Dicey (1835–1922) by Désiré François Laugée, 1872 The President and Fellows of Trinity College, Oxford

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Dicey, Albert Venn (1835–1922), jurist, was the third son of Thomas Edward Dicey (b. 1789), proprietor of the Northampton Mercury, and his wife, Anne Mary, younger daughter of James Stephen, master in chancery, and was born at the family home, Claybrook Hall...

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Sir Otto Kahn- Freund (1900–1979) by unknown photographer British Library of Political and Economic Science

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Freund, Sir Otto Kahn- (1900–1979), jurist, was born in Frankfurt am Main on 17 November 1900, the only child of Richard Kahn-Freund, a merchant, and his wife, Carrie Freund. He grew up in a cultured Jewish household and though in religious matters he was agnostic, he himself said that the most important fact in his life had been the awareness of being a Jew. To this he attributed the passion for justice and the concern for the disadvantaged which lay at the root both of his interest in labour law and of his socialist convictions....

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Gower, Laurence Cecil Bartlett [Jim] (1913–1997), jurist, was born on 29 December 1913 at 22 Disraeli Road, Forest Gate, Essex, the elder child and only son of Henry Laurence Gower, businessman, and his wife, Daisy Ethel, née Lee. Jim Gower (as he was known throughout his life) was educated at ...

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William Alexander Robson (1895–1980) by Elliott & Fry, 1963 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robson, William Alexander (1895–1980), jurist and reformer, was born on 14 July 1895 at Finchley, Middlesex, the first son and youngest of three children of Jack Robson, born Jacob Alexander Isaacs, a dealer in pearls in Hatton Garden, and his wife, Esther Louisa Afriat...

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Williams, Glanville Llewelyn (1911–1997), jurist and law reformer, was born on 15 February 1911 at Tremayne, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan, the only child of Benjamin Elwey Williams, a tailor and clothing manufacturer, and his wife, Gwladys, née Llewelyn, a schoolteacher at Pontypridd. His father spoke Welsh but his mother did not, and ...