Laura Cox

Dame Laura Mary Cox, DBE (born 8 November 1951), styled The Hon. Mrs Justice Cox, is an English High Court judge of the Queen's Bench Division. She was formerly a barrister who specialised in employment law, discrimination and human rights.


  • Head of Cloisters Chambers, Temple (1995–2002)
  • Chairperson of the Bar Council Sex Discrimination Committee (1995–99) and Equal Opportunities Committee (1999–2002)
  • Bencher of the Inner Temple; member of the Independent Human Rights Organization Justice (former Council member) and *Lawyers of Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties), co-founder
  • Vice-President of the Institute of Employment Rights
  • Panel of Experts advising the Cambridge University Independent Review of Discrimination Legislation, panel member
  • Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary College, London University (2005)
  • Council of the University of London (2003–06), member
  • President of the Association of Women Barristers
  • United Kingdom Association of Women Judges, committee member

High Court/DBE

She was appointed as a Queen's Bench Division judge in the High Court on 4 November 2002, and was awarded, as customary, a damehood (DBE).[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 13, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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