Skip to main content

Masters of the Bench

Back to the Bench Directory

His Honour John Mitchell

Full Title: His Honour John Mitchell
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 10.7.2012
Call Date: 20.7.1972

Called in 1972 and made a Bencher in 2012, Master Mitchell was a member of the Family Bar. He was appointed a District Judge in 1999 and a Circuit Judge in November 2006, sitting in both the County Court and the Family Court in London. He retired in 2017.

He is a committed advocacy trainer, judges moots for our students, and teaches our new practitioners.  He is a member of the Education and Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committees.  He is also Chairman of the Middle Temple Historical Society.   In retirement he plans to write a book about the trials suffered by Carthusian Monks in London in the 16th century under Henry VIII.