Denise Kingsmill
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Denise Patricia Byrne Kingsmill, Baroness Kingsmill CBE is a British Labour peer. She was appointed as a life peer in 2006 after practising as a solicitor in personal injury, trade union and employment law. She studied at Croesyceiliog School. Baroness Kingsmill holds a degree in Economics and Anthropology from Girton College, Cambridge. Baroness Kingsmill is a member of the Economic Affairs Committee. She was a Deputy Chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (later known as The Competition Commission), which undertook inquiries into banking, cruise liners, equity underwriting, energy supply, and other subjects during her time. She was appointed in 1996, stepping down in 2003. Baroness Kingsmill undertook a number of cases relating to rights of women, while specialising in employment law and also acted in behalf of Peter Wood, founder of Direct Line and other leading business figures. She further undertook two inquiries for the government in gender equality and human capital management. Baroness Kingsmill was awarded a CBE for her services to competition and employment law in the 2000 New Year Honours. She was created Baroness Kingsmill, of Holland Park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on 1 June 2006. Kingsmill has been awarded five honorary doctorates from universities across England, Scotland and Wales, including a doctorate from Cranfield University in 2007 in recognition of her distinguished achievements in business and in public life.