Masters of the Bench
Michael Blair Esq QC
Full Title: Michael Blair Esq QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 24.7.1995
Call Date: 20.7.1965
Michael Blair QC is a specialist on financial services and financial services regulation. He joined 3 Verulam Buildings in 2000 after serving as General Counsel to the Board of the Financial Services Authority from 1998-2000, and as head of the legal function in the predecessor Securities and Investments Board from 1987-1997. Before that he had served from 1982 to 1987 as an Under Secretary in the Lord Chancellor's Department. He is the non-executive Chairman of SWX Europe Limited (the Swiss-owned equities exchange in London) and a Board Member fo the Dubai Financial Services Authority. He has served as Chairman of the Inn's Finance Committee, and was Treasurer in 2008. Most recently, he has acted as Joint-Chair (with Sir Anthony May of Inner Temple) of the Organ Fund Appeal Committee, which has successfully raised £750,000 for the restoration of the Temple Church Organ.