Masters of the Bench
Professor Laurence Gormley
Full Title: Professor Laurence GormleyCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 4.2.2020
Call Date: 27.7.1978
Laurence Gormley was called to the Bar in Trinity 1978 and was the Inn’s first Bristow Scholar. He is a Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and was Professor of European Law at the University of Groningen (1990—2019, now Emeritus). Prior to moving to Groningen, he was a civil servant with the European Commission in Brussels. He has been a Visiting Professor at Leuven; Bonn; Bucerius (Hamburg); Bremen, and University College London, and in 2001 was a Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.
His principal academic interests are in EU internal market law (especially free movement of goods and tax); customs and trade law; public procurement; judicial protection, and judicial architecture. His extensive publications include EU Law of Free Movement of Goods and Customs Union and EU Taxation Law, both published by OUP and contributions to volume 52 of Halsbury’s Laws (4th. ed.). He is Joint General Editor of Cambridge Studies in European Law & Policy, and is on the editorial boards or advisory boards of various journals, including the European Law Review and the Public Procurement Law Review. He was President of the European Law Faculties Association in 2015—2016, is a Fellow of the European Law Institute, and a member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors; he is an FRSA. He enjoys reading (auto)biographies and diaries, having fun with his blond Labrador, and engaging in empirical vinicultural research.