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Sir Brian Langstaff

Full Title: Sir Brian Langstaff
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 20.11.2001
Call Date: 22.7.1971

Education: George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; ICSL; BA; Harmsworth Scholar

Admission: 21 November 1968; Call 22 July 1971; Assistant Recorder SE Circuit 1991-95; QC 1994; Recorder 1995-2005; Leading Counsel, Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry 1998-2000; Called to Bar of NI 1999; (part-time) Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal 2000-03; Chairman, Personal Injury Bar Association 1999-2001; Chairman, Law Reform Committee of Bar Council 2000-02; Chairman, Master of Rolls Structured Settlement Working Party 2001-02; Head of Cloisters Chambers 2002-05; Chairman, Clinical Negligence and Serious Injury Committee, Civil Justice Council, 2003-05; Vice-President, Industrial Law Society 2005-;Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) 2005.; Executive Member, JSB (and Chair of its Tribunals Committee), 2008–11; QB Liaison Judge (with special responsibility for the Administrative Court) for Northern and North-Eastern circuits, 2008-11; President, Employment Appeal Tribunal 2012-; Honorary President of Personal Injury Bar Association  2010-

Publications: Concise College Casenotes: equity & trusts, 1975; Halsbury’s Laws Vol 20 (health & safety at work), 1994; Personal Injury Handbook, 2000 1st. ed, 2002, 2nd ed, (editor and contributor); Munkman’s Employers Liability, several editions (contributor); Personal Injury Schedules: Calculating Damages, (all 3 editions) (co-author, general editor); Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service, Pt. 1 2001-; Bullen  Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleading, 14th. 15th,. 16th. 17th. eds., (Advisory Editor); various articles most recently relating to personal injury, clinical negligence and employment.

Recreations: Sport; Bell Ringing; Mowing the lawn; Solving Soduku; Governorship of local primary school; Travel