Appointed a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Procedure.
The inaugural Mishcon Lecture on political and legal affairs is given at University College, London.
Appointed to the House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics; receives an honorary law degree from University of Birmingham.
Engaged by Princess Diana as her solicitor; receives an Honorary Fellowship from the Faculty of Law, University of London.
Celebrates his 80th birthday.
1983 - 1990
Acts as Labour spokesman on Home Affairs in the House of Lords.
Appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel.
At the signing of the Israel/Jordan Peace Treaty his role in the Middle East peace negotiations and his secret shuttle diplomacy between the two countries is revealed.