Sir Nicholas (Nick) Walter LYELL PC, QC

OccupationLawyer in private and public practice; Under Secretary of State (Social Security); Solicitor General; Attorney General, 1992-97 and MP.

Biography and Notes

Stowe (Governor; Chairman of Governors, 2001); Christ Church, Oxford (History, MA); College of Law.

Only son of the Hon. Mr Justice Maurice Legat Lyell of Hertfordshire. (Burke's LG, 1952).

With Walter Runciman and Co., 1962-64; called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1965; Bencher, 1986; in private practice, London (Commercial and Public Law), 1965-86; Recorder of the Crown Court, 1985-86 and 1997-2002; MP (Con), Hemel Hempstead, 1979-83; Beds, Mid-Bedfordshire, 1983-97; NE Bedfordshire, 1997-2001; PPS to Attorney General, 1979-86; Under Secretary of State (Social Security), DHSS, 1986-87; Solicitor General, 1987-92; Knighted 1987; Attorney General, 1992-97; Life Peer, of Markyate co. Hertfordshire 2005; Master, The Salters' Company, 2001; artist (sketches from political life).

Taken from the family records of Robert (Robin) Morley Fletcher (1935-2015)

(Vanessa Griffith - December 2017)

Life Events

1967Married Susanna Mary FLETCHER in Christ Church, Oxford
1970Birth of daughter Veronica Rachel LYELL
1971Birth of son Oliver Mark Walter LYELL
1979Birth of daughter Mary-Kate LYELL
1981Birth of son Alexander Charles LYELL

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