Current Michael Napier Appointments

University of Manchester Outstanding Alumnus Award 2013

Legal Business Lawyer of the Year Award 2012

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

King’s Counsel (Honoris Causa)

Honorary Bencher Gray’s Inn

Doctor of Laws (LLD) Sheffield, Nottingham Trent and East Anglia Universities and the University of Law

Freeman City of London Law Society

Member, The Athenaeum


Officer, International Bar Association Committee on Alternative and New Law Business Structures

Fellow Institute of Continuing Professional Development

Chairman Emeritus Harbour Litigation Funding Ltd.

Freeman Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire

Visiting Professor Nottingham Trent University

Fellow Royal Society of Arts

Attorney General’s pro bono envoy 2001 – 2015

Trustee and Vice Chairman of the Thalidomide Trust 2001 – 2014

Trustee National Pro Bono Centre

Director Ltd

Chairman Irwin Mitchell Holdings Ltd

Senior Partner Irwin Mitchell LLP Solicitors

President Law Society of England and Wales

Member Legal Services Board

President Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Member Civil Justice Council (Joint chair advisory group on courts and tribunals)

Chairman Civil Justice Council Working Party on third party funding code of conduct

Chairman Civil Justice Council Working Party on Damages Based Agreements (contingency fees)

Member of the Risk and Ethics Advisory Committee to the Board of the Uppsala Monitoring Centre,Sweden. (World Health Organisation Global Pharmaceutical Monitoring Programme)

Member Department of Work & Pensions working group on management and leadership

Trustee, Galleries of Justice (National Centre of Citizenship and the Law)

Chairman, Centre of Advanced Litigation, Nottingham Trent University

Council Member ‘Justice’

Chairman, Hospital Advisory Committee, Rampton Special Hospital

Member Mental Health Act Commission (Regional Chairman 1983-92)

President South Yorkshire Medico-Legal Society

Trustee, Pitsmoor Citizens Advice Bureau

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