The members of Essex Court Chambers regret to announce with the greatest sadness that Lord Millett passed away on 27 May 2021.
Lord Millett was a Judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court from 1986 to 1994, a Lord Justice of Appeal from 1994 to 1998 and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary from 1998 to 2002. He retired from the House of Lords in 2002 and was elected Treasurer of Lincoln’s Inn. He then joined Essex Court Chambers in 2004 as an arbitrator, from where he pursued a vigorous and successful career as a commercial arbitrator in London and many other jurisdictions. He sat on the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong until recently when, to his great sadness, his declining health made sitting impracticable. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2015.
Lord Millett played a full part in the life of Chambers, and will be greatly missed by members of Chambers of all seniorities. His family are particularly grateful for the many private expressions of sympathy at his passing, and for the public statement of condolence issued by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam.