George William Penrose, Lord Penrose

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The Right Honourable
Lord Penrose
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Personal details
Born George William Penrose
(1938-06-02) 2 June 1938 (age 79)
Nationality British
Occupation Judge
Profession Advocate

George William Penrose, Lord Penrose, PC (born 2 June 1938),[1] is a Scottish judge (from 1990) and member of the Privy Council (from 2000) who sat in the Court of Session, the supreme civil court. He is best known for heading the Penrose Inquiry into the near-collapse of the mutual life assurance company Equitable Life. In 2001, Lord Penrose was asked by the Treasury to investigate the history of the company. His 818-page report was published on 8 March 2004.


  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 2 June 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2014. Lord Penrose, a former Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 73 

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