David Anderson (Lord Anderson of Ipswich KBE KC) is a barrister practising from London and a cross-bench peer. Between 2011-17 he served as the UK’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He was knighted in 2018 for services to national security and civil liberties.


David is a judge of the Courts of Appeal of Guernsey and Jersey, a Bencher of the Middle Temple and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. He co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law, chairs the Advisory Board of the UCL European Institute and serves on the UK Advisory Council of Transparency International. He writes, lectures and broadcasts on national security, legal and parliamentary topics.