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Lord Mishcon 1915-2006

  • 1915

    1915

    In Helix Road, Brixton, a son, Victor, is born to Arnold Mishcon, a rabbi, and Queenie Mishcon, a school teacher.

  • 1934

    1934

    Joins the Labour Party.

  • 1937

    1937

    Victor Mishcon founded Victor Mishcon & Co - a one man office in Brixton, London.

  • 1946

    1946

    Elected member of the London County Council for Brixton.

  • 1957

    1957

    However, among his many contributions to public policy was his membership of the historic Wolfenden Committee, which led to the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

  • 1967

    1967

    Appointed vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

     
  • 1978

    1978

    Created life peer, Baron Mishcon of Lambeth.

     
  • 1978

    1978

    Makes debut speech in House of Lords on the UK penal system.

  • 1981

    1981

    Appointed a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Procedure.

  • 1983 - 1990

    1983 - 1990

    Acts as Labour spokesman on Home Affairs in the House of Lords.

  • 1992

    1992

    Appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel.

  • 1993

    1993

    Engaged by Princess Diana as her solicitor; receives an Honorary Fellowship from the Faculty of Law, University of London.

     
  • 2002

    2002

    Opens the Firm's new offices at Summit House, Red Lion Square.

     
  • 2005

    2005

    Celebrates his 90th birthday.

  • 2006

    2006

    Victor Mishcon, Baron of Lambeth passes away. Prime Minister Tony Blair leads the tributes.

1915 - 1939

1915

In Helix Road, Brixton, a son, Victor, is born to Arnold Mishcon, a rabbi, and Queenie Mishcon, a school teacher.

1932

As a schoolboy becomes a member of the local League of Nations Union Branch Committee.

1934

Joins the Labour Party.

1928

Joins City of London.

1933

Decides against university and commences articles as soon as he leaves school.

1936

Becomes a qualified solicitor and immediately starts his own practice, Victor Mishcon & Co, a one man office in Brixton, London.

1940 - 1959

1945

Elected member of Lambeth Council, Angel Ward.

1947

Appointed Chairman of the London County Council's Finance Committee (the youngest ever chairman of a LCC committee).

1958

Elected Chairman of the London County Council's Fire Brigade Committee.

1946

Elected member of the London County Council for Brixton.

1954

APRIL 13TH:
Elected Chairman of the London County Council, at 38 its youngest chairman of the century.

Appointed member of Wolfenden Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution; awarded Star of Ethiopia.

1960 - 1979

1964

Appointed as Lambeth's member of the Greater London Council.

1967

Appointed vice-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

1978

Created life peer, Baron Mishcon of Lambeth.

8.28PM, APRIL 18TH:
Makes debut speech in House of Lords on the UK penal system

1965

Appointed member of the National Theatre Board.

1976

Appointed Vice-Chairman of Council of Christians and Jews.

1980 - 1999

1981

Appointed a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Procedure.

1991

The inaugural Mishcon Lecture on political and legal affairs is given at University College, London.

1993

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.

1995

Celebrates his 80th birthday.

1983 - 1990

Acts as Labour spokesman on Home Affairs in the House of Lords.

1992

Appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel.

1994

OCTOBER:
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.

2000 - 2006

2002

Opens the Firm's new offices at Summit House, Red Lion Square.

2006

Victor Mishcon, Baron of Lambeth passes away. Prime Minister Tony Blair leads the tributes.

2005

Celebrates his 90th birthday.