Martin Chamberlain QC has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court, with effect from 1 October 2019. The appointment was made by The Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, following a competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission. The Lord Chief Justice will assign him to the Queen’s Bench Division.
Martin was called to the Bar in 1997, joined Brick Court Chambers in 2000, was a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel to the Crown from 2001, a special advocate from 2003 and took silk in 2013. He was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016 and has sat part-time in the Queen’s Bench Division and Crown Court.
Martin practised in public law, human rights, EU and international law, latterly specialising in judicial review and appellate work. He will cease to practise with effect from 1 October.
The official announcement is here.