Anthony Hammond

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Sir Anthony Hammond, KCB, QC (27 July 1940) is a retired judge and former legal counsel to corporate intelligence agency Hakluyt.


Having studied law at university, Hammond was called to the bar in 1959 but was unable to practice for two years because of national service. He was sworn in as a full-time judge in 1986 before retiring in 2000.[1]

He has held roles as HM Procurator General and Treasury Solicitor (until 2000)[2], standing counsel for the General Synod of the Church of England (2000-2013)[3] [2] and legal adviser to Hakluyt from 2001 to 2005,[2] before being replaced by Robert Webb.[4]


  • Emmanuel College, Cambridge[5]


  1. Chris Osuh Judge bows out after 50 years of laying down law Manchester Evening News, 9 March 2010, accessed 25 September 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments Fourth Report 2000–2001 ACOBA, 2001, accessed 25 September 2014
  3. New Clergy Discipline and Legislative Counsel to General Synod appointments Church of England, 12 December 2013, accessed 25 September 2014
  4. Ruth Sullivan Hakluyt boosts both boards The Financial Times, 30 December 2005, accessed 25 September 2014
  5. Anthony Hammond profile Debretts, undated, 25 September 2014