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The Rt Hon. Sir Gary Hickinbottom

Full Title: The Rt Hon. Sir Gary Hickinbottom
Category: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 3.2.2009

Appointed a High Court Judge in January 2009, Gary was formerly Chief Social Security, Child Support and Pensions Appeal Commissioner and Designated Civil Judge for Wales from 2003-2007.  He is now the first President of the new Administrative Appeals Chamber of the Upper Tribunal.  Educated at University College, Oxford, he was admitted as a Solicitor in 1981.  He was a Partner at McKenna & Co (subsequently Cameron McKenna) from 1986-2000, and also a lecturer at University College, Oxford from 1987-1989.  His wife is also a Middle Temple member.