Former Conservative Party leader William Hague, who served as Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons in the Coalition Government, has been revealed as the host for next week’s Lawyer Awards.
Hague will be making his second appearance as host of the glittering event, held in association with Travelers, after previously hosting it in 2005.
He was first elected to parliament in 1989 as MP for Richmond in North Yorkshire, aged 27, and was the youngest MP at that time.
Hague served as leader of the Conservatives between 1997 and 2001. When the Coalition Government was formed in 2010, he was appointed as Foreign Secretary and held that role until a Cabinet reshuffle in July last year.
Prime Minister David Cameron named him Leader of the Commons in that reshuffle and Hague held that role until stepping down from Parliament before the General Election last month.
He follows an ecletic range of hosts for the legal world’s biggest awards event, including last year actor and campaigner Joanna Lumley (18 June 2014) and in 2013, broadcaster Sandi Toksvig.
The Lawyer Awards is recognised as the biggest awards night in the legal profession and annually attracts 1,400 senior guests drawn from across the industry.