Neville Laski

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Neville Jonas Laski QC (18 December 1890 – 24 March 1969) was an English judge and leader of Anglo-Jewry.


Laski came from a distinguished family. His father was Nathan Laski (1863-1941), a Lithuanian Jewish Manchester cotton merchant and a leader of British Jewry; his mother, Sarah Frankenstein, had married Nathan Laski in 1889.[1] His younger brother was Harold Laski. He married Phina Emily, eldest daughter of Moses Gaster; he had four children, including Marghanita Laski.



Laski was a barrister and was appointed a Kings Counsel (KC) in 1930 and a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1938. He was a Judge of Appeal of the Isle of Man, 1953–1956 and Recorder of Burnley, 1935–1956. He was a Judge of the Crown Court and Recorder of Liverpool (1956–1963).

During the First World War he served with the 6th Lancashire Fusiliers in Gallipoli, Sinai and France, retiring with the rank of Captain.

He was a member of the General Council of the Bar, 1950–1956, Chairman of its Professional Conduct Committee, 1952–1956 and its Honorary Treasurer, 1955–1956.

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  1. ^ Frangopulo, N. J., ed. (1962) Rich Inheritance. Manchester: Education Committee; pp. 157-58
  2. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. p9257/8: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  3. ^ Board of Deputies of British Jews, London Metropolitan Archives