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Education & Training Committee

The Education and Training Committee is responsible for education and training strategy, policy and support. It advises the Inn on all matters of educational policy that may affect student or barrister members of the Inn. It responds to consultations affecting the profession or the Inn. It liaises with the General Council of the Bar, the Bar Standards Board, and the other Inns of Court, particularly the Advocacy Training Council (ATC) in connection with any such matter of policy. It is responsible for the registration and training of approved pupil supervisors of the Inn.

The Director of Middle Temple Advocacy is an ex officio member of the Education and Training Committee. The Director of Education Services is Secretary to the Committee.

Full Committee membership is listed below.


Committee members

Name Position Start Date
Prof Nicola Padfield QC Committee Chairman of 1.1.2021
Miss Ann Hussey QC Co-Opted Committee Member of 1.1.2017
Mr Andrew Hochhauser QC Ex Officio Committee Member of 1.1.2019
The Hon Mrs Justice Maura McGowan DBE Ex Officio Committee Member of 1.1.2020
Miss Suzanne Ornsby QC Committee Member of 1.1.2020
The Hon Mr Justice Nicholas Hilliard QC Committee Member of 1.1.2020
Mr Andrew Onslow QC Committee Member of 1.1.2020
Mr Stuart Ritchie QC Co-Opted Committee Member of 1.1.2021
Prof Nigel Weatherill DL Committee Member of 1.1.2020
Mrs Victoria Wallace DL Officer of the Inn of 6.7.2020
Mr Stephen Lloyd Co-Opted Committee Member of 1.8.2020
Lord David Lloyd-Jones Ex Officio Committee Member of 1.1.2021
Miss Geraldine Peterson Committee Member of 1.1.2021
His Honour Judge Simon Monty QC Co-Opted Committee Member of 1.1.2017
Mr Michael Polak Committee Member of 1.1.2020
Mrs Christa Richmond Officer of the Inn of 1.1.2014
Mr Ian Mayes QC Co-Opted Committee Member of 1.1.2021