Masters of the Bench                                   

Elections for Masters of the Bench (also known as ‘Benchers’) are held during Trinity and Michaelmas term each year. You can find details regarding the election procedure in part 1, section 4 of the Inn’s rules. Recent elections are also published in News

Trinity 2019 election

  • His Honour Stuart Sleeman
  • Anthony Haller
  • James Hines QC
  • Her Honour Judge Caroline Wright
  • Chris Henley QC
  • Michael Collett QC                                                                   

Royal Benchers

Elections for Royal and Honorary Benchers are held during Michaelmas term each year. You can find details of the election procedure in Order 13 of the Inn’s Standing Orders

Michaelmas 2018 election

  • Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester

Honorary Benchers

Michaelmas 2019 election

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 
  • Mr Sean Hagan 
  • Sir Iain Macleod 
  • Dame Janice Pereira 
  • Justice Helen Winkelmann 

Fast Track election 2019

Elected under the Fast Track procedure on 15 January 2019. 

  • Chief Justice of Malaysia Richard Malanjum

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  • Past Benchers

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    Past Benchers

  • Past Honorary Benchers

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