Bruce Mauleverer QC is a trustee and Chair of The Listen Charity. He is a former Deputy High Court Judge of the United Kingdom and has wide expertise in international law. Bruce practised at the Bar in England for 30 years. He was the Head of his Chambers’ practice for eight years, sat as a UK Deputy High Court Judge for ten years, specialised in alternative dispute resolution, and has held the positions of Honorary Secretary General (1986-1993) and Vice Chairman (1993-2015) of the International Law Association, of which he is currently the Patron.
He has also been a trustee of UNICEF UK where he was involved with numerous campaigns to protect children from exploitation of all kinds, focusing mainly on child soldiers, child labour and sexual exploitation, and with campaigns to help children disadvantaged by HIV/AIDS. During his time at UNICEF, Bruce sailed across the Atlantic and raised significant funds for the UNICEF’s campaign against child exploitation. He spent time at the UNICEF Philippines office, supporting their work and visiting children’s homes and a child prison. He also went to India on a project to protect children from the adverse effects of arsenic in ground water. Bruce was appointed an Honorary Fellow of UNICEF UK and has advised its Legacy Team and the Board of Trustees on legal matters. He has also given support to its Public Affairs team.
At present, beyond UNICEF Bruce, having retired from the Bar, devotes himself to voluntary activities. Bruce was Chairman and Trustee of the Jubilee Sailing Trust, a charity bringing together disabled and able-bodied people and promoting integration and equality. He has been a Trustee and Honorary Legal Adviser for MapAction, an NGO offering vital support to places struck by natural disasters; a Trustee of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships; and is now a Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research, which conducts research into regenerative medicine and the medical use of stem cells. With his long-time engagement with charities, coupled with his legal knowledge, Bruce also became one of the first Trustees and the Chairman of The Listen Charity.