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Monday, 17 June 2013

professor alan dashwoodThe Faculty extends its congratulations to members who are recipients of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013.

Professor Alan Dashwood, CBE, QC has received a knighthood (KCMG) for services to the development of European law. Alan, now Professor Emeritus of European Law, has had a 40-year career in EU law that has spanned most forms of legal practice – as an advocate, scholar, teacher, author, editor and a senior EU civil servant. He held the Chair of European Law from 1995 to 2009 and during that time helped to establish the Faculty’s Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) as a world renowned focal point for research and scholarship on European Union and European Comparative Law.

Professor Bill Cornish, QC, FBA, Emeritus Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law has been made a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for services to promoting understanding of British law in Central Europe. This honour recognises the achievements of the British Law Centre (BLC), founded in 1992 under Bill’s academic direction, which has provided high level teaching in English law and methods to students, first in Warsaw and subsequently across central and Eastern Europe. The students, now numbering around 300 a year, have included undergraduate law students, judges and practitioners, many of whom have since gone on to distinguished careers. The alumni were reunited in September 2012 for the celebrations of the twentieth anniversary of the BLC.

Denise Ashmore, who has managed and developed the BLC programme since its inception, has also been honoured with the award of an MBE for services to British law in Central Europe.