Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon Lord Leggatt
Full Title: The Rt Hon Lord LeggattCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 22.11.2004
Call Date: 28.7.1983
George Leggatt read Philosophy at King’s College, Cambridge, studied at Harvard University as a Harkness Fellow, was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and worked as a foreign lawyer at the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York, before joining Brick Court Chambers in London in 1985. He practised as a barrister from those chambers until 2012, specialising mainly in commercial cases. He was appointed a QC in 1997. He also sat as a Recorder on the Western Circuit for 10 years. From 2006-2008 he was Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board. In 2012 he was appointed a High Court Judge, assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division, before being appointed a a Lord Justice of Appeal in February 2018. On 21 April 2020 he was appointed a Supreme Court Justice. He is a member of the Inn’s Wine Sub-Committee.