Brick Court Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Howard QC as Joint Head of Chambers, joining Helen Davies QC.
Mark Howard’s appointment comes following Jonathan Hirst QC’s decision to retire from practice at the Bar as from 30 September 2016. His retirement comes after a distinguished career spanning some 40 years, at Brick Court Chambers throughout. Jonathan has been a leading commercial silk and arbitrator for many years, appearing in a huge variety of leading cases at all court levels as well as in major international arbitrations. He has been Joint Head of Chambers for the last 11 years and also served as the Chairman of the Bar of England & Wales (2000) and Treasurer of Inner Temple (2012). He intends to continue to act as a commercial arbitrator.
Mark Howard is a leading silk at the Commercial Bar, appearing in many of the most high profile commercial cases, including most recently Terra Firma v Citibank and before the Supreme Court in Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Limited v LBG Capital No 1 Plc. He is an experienced advocate and “famously brilliant cross examiner” (Chambers & Partners) who frequently appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, as well as dealing with high value and complex first instance disputes, on a very wide range of commercial and “City” litigation.
Helen Davies comments, “I greatly look forward to working with Mark, who is rightly widely recognised as one of the leading commercial practitioners of his generation. His appointment was unopposed which reflects the very high esteem his fellow Members of Chambers hold him in. We are extremely grateful to Jonathan for the very significant contribution he has made to Chambers throughout his tenancy, and most particularly as a longstanding Joint Head of Chambers. We are looking forward to his continuing relationship with Chambers through his door tenancy.”