Sir Ross Cranston FBA held the first chair of banking law in Britain, the Lubbock chair at Queen Mary, University of London and then became Cassel Professor of Commercial Law (and later Centennial Professor) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has written extensively on banking, commercial and public law including Principles of Banking Law and How Law Works, both published by OUP.
He was a member of the House of Commons from 1997-2005 and Solicitor General from 1998-2001. He became a Recorder in 1991. He was the academic consultant to Lord Woolf’s inquiry into access to justice and an assessor to Lord Justice Jackson’s review of civil litigation costs. He has held consultancies with UNCTAD, the World Bank, the IMF and the Commonwealth Secretariat to advise different countries on commercial, banking and securities laws.
He has also been a consultant to the European Commission. He serves on the Monetary Law Committee of the International Law Association. He is a Visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Fellow of the British Academy.