Sir Ross Cranston FBA is Professor of Law at the London School of Economics.  He was a judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, for just over nine years, became the Judge in Charge of the Administrative Court and sat in Commercial Court. Previously he was Centennial Professor and Cassel Professor of Commercial Law at LSE. He was Member of Parliament 1997-2005 and Solicitor General 1998-2001. He was Lubbock Professor of Banking Law, Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and Dean of Laws at Queen Mary, University of London. As counsel he appeared before the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords in Britain, and before the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He was educated in the University of Queensland, Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford, from which he holds the DCL. He has held consultancies with UNCTAD, the World Bank, the IMF and the Commonwealth Secretariat to advise different countries on their commercial, banking and securities laws. From 2005-2016 he undertook reviews for the European Commission of the legal systems of Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey. He is chair of trustees of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute, BAILII, which provides free access to British, Irish and European Union legal material. His Principles of Banking Law is a classic in the field and is in its third edition. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.