Masters of the Bench
Paul Darling OBE QC
Full Title: Paul Darling OBE QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 19.10.2004
Call Date: 28.7.1983
Paul received a BA in Jurisprudence from St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He was called to the Bar at Middle Temple in 1983 and joined Keating Chambers in 1985 where he has built up his specialist practice in construction, receiving Silk in 1999. He was elected a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2004 and has been Head of Keating Chambers since 2010. He was Chairman of the Middle Temple Estates Committee between 2010 and 2014.Previously he has been Chairman of the TECBAR (2003 - 2007), Trustee of the FRU (2004) and Chairman of the Bar Council Access to the Bar Committee (2007 - 2009). Paul's sporting passions are horseracing and football. He was a non-executive member of the TOTE Board from 2006 to 2008 and was a government appointed member of the Horserace Betting Levy Board between 2008 and 2014 He was Chairman of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority between 2009 and 2015. He is one Chairman of the association of British Bookmakers He was awarded an OBE in 2015.