Anthony Inglese CB

Anthony Inglese CB

Anthony Inglese CB was head of legal in five Government Legal Departments over a 38-year career, most recently as General Counsel and Solicitor to HM Revenue & Customs. A Bencher of Gray’s Inn, he now trains and mentors lawyers.


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Interview: Sir Richard Heaton

Knighted in the New Year’s Honours, Permanent Secretary to the MOJ Sir Richard Heaton discusses his route to the Bar and beyond with Anthony Inglese

21 January 2019

Interview: Nicky Padfield QC

Nicky Padfield QC chose Africa over pupillage, an academic career enriched with Recordership, and became a Master of firsts at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Vocal on sentencing, parole and recall, the professor talks to Anthony Inglese

13 December 2018

Interview: Christopher Vajda

As the Prime Minister’s Brexit dealings are awaited, Anthony Inglese meets UK judge to Europe’s top court, Christopher Vajda, who reflects on his journey to the ECJ and six years of judging EU-style

28 November 2018

Interview: Lord Sumption

The magic of the Bar, call of the Bench and parallel lives: in a rare interview Lord Sumption sets the record straight with Anthony Inglese

28 September 2018

Interview: Lord Mance

Silks who stay Silks, thinking fast and slow, and being beaten to the High Court bench by his wife. A reflective Lord Mance chats about his career and signals his rewirement to Anthony Inglese

27 July 2018

Interview with Jonathan Swift QC

Anthony Inglese meets former First Treasury Counsel Jonathan Swift QC who reflects on his path to law, a £17bn public-purse-saving ‘case of the century’, relentless days as the government’s top lawyer, and rebuilding a practice in the opposite corner

29 June 2018

Inspector in chief

Kevin McGinty’s Making it Fair report exposed how deep the disclosure failures ran. Here he talks to Anthony Inglese CB about the review, his early years and own characterful path to law

20 March 2018

Making the ascent

Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC shares his route from Bar basecamp to all-round public international lawyer with Anthony Inglese

‘It’s helpful when teaching public international law to have what’s been called ‘the smell of gunpowder on your clothes’. 

29 August 2017

Law and diplomacy

Sir Michael Wood’s time at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office reads like a modern history textbook. Anthony Inglese asks what he’s learned about the art of the lawyer-diplomat and international advocacy

What makes a good Foreign Secretary? 

25 July 2017
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