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

Recent Elections

Trinity election 2020

  • His Honour Judge Rupert Mayo
  • His Honour Judge Robert Egbuna
  • Nageena Khalique QC
  • Duncan Atkinson QC
  • Dr Louise Merrett
  • Shaheed Fatima 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

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

    Search a listing of all past Honorary Benchers dating back to the first Honorary Benchers elected in 1883.

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  • News