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Hazel Genn

Professor Dame Hazel Genn is Dean of the UCL Faculty of Laws and co-director of the UCL Judicial Institute. She is also an Honorary Fellow at UCL. She is a leading authority on access to civil and administrative justice and has conducted numerous empirical studies of public use of legal services.  She is author of Paths to Justice: What People Do and Think About Going to Law (1999) a seminal study of public access to justice that has since been replicated in jurisdictions around the globe. In 2008 Dame Hazel delivered the Hamlyn Lectures on the subject of civil justice, published by Cambridge University Press in November 2009 entitled Judging Civil Justice.  Her work has had a major influence on policy-makers around the world and she is regularly invited to lecture and provide advice abroad.
She has been appointed to numerous public service roles concerned with the justice system, including the England & Wales Judicial Appointments Commission, the Committee on Standards in Public Life 2003-7, the Judicial Studies Board, the Secretary of State’s Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity. She currently chairs the judicial sub-committee of the Senior Salaries Review Board.  In recognition of her contribution to the justice system, Dame Hazel was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2000 and appointed DBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2006. In 2006 she was also appointed Queen’s Counsel Honoris Causa and in 2008 she was elected Honorary Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn.