William Blair

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Person.png Sir William Blair   Famechain PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(Judge, Lawyer, professor)
William Blair.jpg
BornWilliam James Lynton Blair
31 March 1950
Scotland
NationalityBritish
Alma materOxford University/Balliol College, Inns of Court School of Law
Parents • Leo Blair
• Hazel Corscadden
Older brother of Tony Blair, a former High Court Judge and Queen's Counsel.

Employment.png High Court Judge Queen's Bench Division

In office
27 February 2008 - 1 December 2017

Sir William Blair is a former UK High Court Judge (2008 to 2017). He was previously a Queen's Counsel, specialising in domestic and international banking and finance law.[1]

Background

Sir William's younger brother is the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.[2]

Career

In March 2016, adjourning a case in London’s High Court over the leadership claims of two rival heads of the Libyan Investment Authority, which controls Libya’s $67 billion sovereign wealth fund,[3] Judge Blair declared it would be premature to rule while moves were afoot to form a Government of National Accord in Libya.[4]

Sir William Blair retired as a High Court Judge on 1 December 2017 to take up a position as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary College, University of London.[5][6]

In 2018, he was appointed to sit part-time as a Deputy Judge of the High Court of Hong Kong[7]

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References

  1. "Mr Justice Blair"
  2. Dyer, Clare (2007-02-17). "Blair's brainy brother, in law". London: The Guardian.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Spare a Thought for Libya’s $67 Billion Wealth Fund"
  4. "LIA leadership case adjourned, judge says premature to rule"
  5. "High Court: Retirement of the Honourable Sir William James Lynton Blair".Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. "Sir William Blair appointed as Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at Queen Mary"
  7. "G.N. 1375" Hong Kong Government Gazette (No. 9, Vol. 22, 2 March 2018)