Mr Ignacio Wenley Palacios was born in Madrid. He was educated by Jesuits Fathers, followed by a ski boarding school in the Pyrenees. He attended the Law Faculty, Barcelona University. As a boy, he spent his summertime in Ireland, then a year as a foreign exchange student in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In his college years, summers were allocated for Russian courses in the Soviet Union.

After college, he set up desk in his hometown, taking advantage of the mild warm weather and a life by the seaside. Mr Palacios' background specialty is Shipping Law, holding a master degree "cum laude" in Shipping Law and Harbour Operations. He has kept as well a general practice in Spain where commercial and real estate disputes have been preeminent, keeping a record of assisting foreign clients for over 25 years. He proofreads English translations of academic papers, and he is a translator of nautical literature.

His life outside work is spent paddling. He is a licensed sea kayak guide by the Scottish Canoe Association. He likes dogs.


Mr Palacios is fluent in the English tongue, while he is conversant with Russian, and since 2016, a keen student of Hebrew. His Spanish is good.


As an English-speaking lawyer working in Spain, Mr Palacios is based in Castellón, from where he covers the Mediterranean coast of Spain.


How does what's right differ from what justice demands? Let Right Be Done was the expression used by medieval kings when assenting to bills passed by Parliament. It was famously employed by Charles I when assenting to the Petition of Right. It was an expression of sovereign will, a statement of the power of the law and its creative potential; but it was also an expression of transcendent value, “let right be done,” was a commitment to notions of decency and justice implicit but tenuous in the ideal of legality.

Professor Mark D. Walters. Faculty of Law. Queen’s University