Charlie Falconer is Shadow Lord Chancellor and a frontbench spokesperson in the Lords for both Constitutional Affairs and Justice issues. He became a Peer in 1997.
Charlie brings a wealth of experience from the last Labour government, including his roles as Solicitor General for England and Wales (1997-1998), Minister of State at the Cabinet Office (1998-2001), Minister for Housing, Planning and Regeneration (2001-2002), Minister in the Home Office (2002-2007), and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor (2003-2007).
Charlie has a successful professional career as a barrister. He was called to bar at the Inner Temple (1974), appointed a QC (1991) and elected a Master of Inner Temple (1997). On leaving his ministerial positions, Charlie joined US law firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher where he is a Partner. For more information, read Charlie's Parliamentary biography - available here.