Masters of the Bench
Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin QC
Full Title: Professor Thomas Glyn Watkin QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 15.11.2016
Call Date: 23.11.1976
Thomas Glyn Watkin was called to the Bar in 1976, he lectured at Cardiff Law School, becoming a professor of law in 2001. As well as teaching Trusts, his main research interests were in English, Welsh and European legal history, including Roman Law. His books include The Italian Legal Tradition, An Historical Introduction to Modern Civil Law and The Legal History of Wales. He combined his academic work with drafting legislation for the Church in Wales. In 2004, he was appointed professor and head of the new law school at Bangor, before returning to Cardiff and legislative drafting in 2007 as First Legislative Counsel to the Welsh Assembly Government. He has lectured or been a visiting professor at universities in Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan and the United States. Now retired, he remains active as literary director of the Welsh Legal History Society, a Council member of the Selden Society and a member of the Law Commission’s Advisory Committee for Wales. He frequently contributes to reports and gives evidence on devolution issues to bodies such as committees of the National Assembly for Wales. Married with one daughter, he is also a non-stipendiary priest in the Church of Wales.