Former attorney general Dominic Grieve has been appointed vice chair of business forum The Global Law Summit, a three-day event being held to mark next year's 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta.

Grieve was replaced as attorney general by Jeremy Wright MP earlier this month. He is a barrister and QC and served as attorney general from May 2010.

The Global Law Summit also appointed John O’Brien, formerly head of relationship management at the Law Society, as chief executive. 

David Wootton, co-chair of the summit, said: ‘We are delighted that Dominic and John have joined our leadership team.  Both bring a wealth of experience that will ensure that the February summit in London next year will be a world class event for legal, business and government leaders.

‘We are building a very compelling three days and look forward to announcing names of keynote speakers in the coming weeks.’

The Global Law Summit will take place in London from 23-25 February 2015. It is intended to showcase the UK as a global leader in the provision of legal services, and champion the rule of law as the foundation of the best commercial environment for business growth and for fair societal development.

The summit was founded by the Ministry of Justice, the City of London Corporation, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Law Society of England and Wales.