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Chambers Announces the Passing of Lord Millett

It is with great sadness that we learned, over the Bank Holiday weekend, of the death of Peter Millett (Baron Millett of St Marylebone in the City of Westminster).

Lord Millett joined Chambers in the late 1950s and remained a member until joining the High Court Bench in 1986, from which he progressed to the Court of Appeal and then the House of Lords. As a practitioner, Lord Millett appeared in many of the major cases of his day. As a judge, he was responsible for some of the most significant decisions of modern times, such as Bristol and West Building Society v Mothew [1998] Ch 1, Foskett v McKeown [2001] 1 AC 102 and Twinsectra Ltd v Yardley [2002] 2 AC 164. His judgments occasionally reflected his sense of humour, perhaps most keenly illustrated in his dissenting judgment in the defamation case of Berkoff v Burchill [1997] EMLR 139.

He will be fondly remembered as someone who, notwithstanding his own legal brilliance, was always eagerly interested in the views and suggestions of his junior colleagues.

Enterprise Chambers extends its deepest sympathies to Lord Millett’s family.