Masters of the Bench
The Rt Hon The Lord Garnier QC
Full Title: The Rt Hon The Lord Garnier QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 6.3.2001
Call Date: 29.7.1976
Sir Edward Garnier QC MP has been the Conservative MP for Harborough since April 1992. He was Called to the Bar in 1976 and to the Northern Ireland Bar in 2010. He took Silk in 1995, was appointed Crown Court Recorder in 1998, a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2001; a Bencher of the Northern Ireland Inn of Court in 2010. He practises as a defamation and media law specialist from 1 Brick Court, Temple. He was Visiting Parliamentary Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford from 1996-97; a Member of the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee 1992-1994; Parliamentary Private Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to the Attorney General and Solicitor General, and to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1994-97. Edward was Shadow Minister, Lord Chancellor's Department from 1997-99; Shadow Attorney General 1999-2001; Shadow Home Affairs Minister 2005-07; Shadow Justice Minister 2007-09; Shadow Attorney General 2009-10; and HM Solicitor General 2010-12. Sir Edward was knighted in 2012.