Paul Ogden Lawrence

Sir Paul Ogden Lawrence QC was a Barrister and Judge.

A member of Lincoln’s Inn he was called to the Bar in 1882, took Silk in 1896. He practised mostly on the Northern Circuit. He was appointed a Judge in the Chancery Division in 1918. He chaired two Committees on Legal Aid before being appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1926. He was sworn of Privy Council.

He came from an interesting and well connected family. His Mother was a New Jersey Ogden, whose fame also stemmed from the law. His father’s family was decscended from the Revd Philip Henry, one of the original 1662 Nonconformists. He was related to Susan Lawrence, the Labour politician (his first cousin), Quentin Lawrence, the television director (his nephew), and his sisters Penelope, Dorothy and Millicent founded Roedean, much of which was based on the principals of Malvern, not least the House naming protocols.

He was a member of Chancery Bar Lodge No 2456, and was made a Grand Warden by Grand Lodge.