Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Clarke
Full Title: The Rt Hon Sir Christopher ClarkeCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 21.11.1991
Call Date: 25.11.1969
The Rt.Hon. Lord Justice Christopher Clarke read Classics and Law at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge. A Harmsworth Scholar, he was Called to the Bar in 1969, took silk in 1984, and became a Bencher in 1991. In 1975 he became an Attorney of the Supreme Court of Turks and Caicos Islands. He was formerly in practice at and became Head of Brick Court Chambers. . He was a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey from 1998. He was a Councillor of the International Bar Association from 1988-1990; Chairman of the Commercial Bar Association from 1993-95; and a Member of the Bar Council from 1993-99. He was Counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, 1998-2004. He sat as a High Court Judge in the Commercial Court from 2005 to 2013 and was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013. He is member of the Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved. He was the Treasurer of Middle Temple in 2016.