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His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin KC

Full Title: His Honour Geoffrey Rivlin KC
Category: Senior Benchers
Bench Call Date: 16.3.1987
Call Date: 5.2.1963

Education: Bootham School; Leeds University; LLB; Colombos Public International Law Prize 1963

Admission: 30 September 1959; Call 5 February 1963; MT Committees: Estates, Library, Funding Working Group; Junior, NE Circuit 1967; Member of the Senate 1976-79; Recorder 1978-89; QC 1979; Circuit Judge 1989-2004; Chairman, Advisory Board Computer Crime Centre 1996-2002; Senior Circuit Judge 2004-11; Resident Judge at Southwark Crown Court and Honorary Recorder of Westminster 2004-11; Chaired prisoner charity Fine Cell Work; Advisor to the Director of the SFO (Serious Fraud Office); Member of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal; Chaired the Bar Council Committee on the Criminal Justice System and the future of the Criminal Bar;  Reader Michaelmas 2007

Publications: Understanding the Law, 4th – 6th eds OUP, 2006 (7th ed due for publication 2015 and will revert to former title of First Steps in the Law)