Masters of the Bench
Derek Sweeting Esq QC
Full Title: Derek Sweeting Esq QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 14.4.2015
Call Date: 28.7.1983
Derek’s practice is focused on contentious civil litigation and advisory work in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as arbitration. It includes cases relating to maximum severity personal injury and clinical negligence work, commercial contracts, product liability, insurance, construction, information technology, professional negligence and civil fraud. He is regularly instructed by the Attorney General; in recent years, in particular, in relation to claims arising from the Iraq war. Derek is listed as a leading Silk in The Legal 500. He sits as Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge. He is a Bencher of Middle Temple and Chair of the Legal Services Committee of the Bar Council.Derek has been voted as the Vice-Chair of the Bar Council for 2020.