Lord Carlile is Head of Chambers at 9-12 Bell Yard, London, specialising in criminal and civil aspects of commercial fraud. He was called to the Bar in 1970 and took silk in 1984. He is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. He is also a Fellow of King’s College, London.
He is the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation for the government and is responsible for advising on the merits and viability of pre-legislative proposals connected with counter-terrorism.
He was Chair of the Welsh Assembly Review of the Safety of Children in the NHS in Wales and in 2004-5 was Chairman of the Joint Select Scrutiny Committee on the government’s draft Mental Health Bill. From 1989-99 he was a lay member of the General Medical Council. He is a director and trustee of several charities.
From 1983-97 he was the Liberal, then Liberal Democrat, MP for Montgomery. During that time he was, variously, spokesman on Home Affairs, Health, Trade and Industry, and Wales. From 1992-7 he was Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Wales. He was created a life peer in 1999.
He is a non-executive director of Wynnstay Group plc, an agri-feed and supplies company.
He has written, lectured and spoken on a wide range of issues. Recently he was a contributing observing member of a committee formed by the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University to produce a report on US counter-terrorism
Vivien Rose was called to the Bar in 1984 and was a member of Monckton Chambers, London, for ten years.
She was appointed Standing Counsel to the Director General of Fair Trading in 1992. In 1995 she left private practice and joined the Government Legal Service working for several years in HM Treasury advising on financial services regulation.
Between 2002 and 2005 she worked in the Ministry of Defence advising on international law of armed conflict.
She was the editor of the 4th edition of Bellamy & Child European Community Law of Competition (1993) and an author of the chapter on restrictive agreements of Chitty on Contracts. She was also on the editorial board of the European Competition Law Review for many years.
She currently works part-time as a legal adviser to the Clerk’s Department of the House of Commons and is co-editor of the planned 6th edition of Bellamy & Child.
Appointments to the panel of chairmen are made pursuant to section 12 of the Enterprise Act 2002. The appointments are part-time and the current rate of remuneration is £600 per day.
The other current members of the panel of chairmen include Marion Simmons QC and the judges of the Chancery Division of the High Court.