Neville Laski


Neville Laski

Neville Jonas Laski, QC (18 December 1890-24 March 1969) was an English judge and leader of Anglo-Jewry.

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Family

He came from a distinguished family. His younger brother was Harold Laski. He married Phina Emily, eldest daughter of Moses Gaster; he had four children, including Marghanita Laski.

Education

Career

He was a barrister and was appointed a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1930 and a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1938. He was a Judge of Appeal of the Isle of Man, 1953–1956 and Recorder of Burnley, 1935-1956. He was a Judge of the Crown Court and Recorder of Liverpool (1956–1963).

During World War I, he served with the 6th Lancashire Fusiliers in Gallipoli, Sinai and France, retiring with the rank of Captain.

He was a member of the General Council of the Bar, 1950–1956, Chairman of its Professional Conduct Committee, 1952–1956 and its Honorary Treasurer, 1955-1956.

Other positions held

  • Chairman, Manchester Victoria Memorial Jewish Hospital
  • President, London Committee of Deputies of British Jews, 1933–1940
  • Presiding Elder of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews Congregation, 1961–1967
  • Vice-President, Anglo-Jewish Association

See also

  • Who was Who
  • Sagar v Ridehalgh & Sons Ltd [1931] 1 Ch 310, a UK labour law case where Laski KC represented the employer.

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