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Former solicitor general Ross Cranston QC of 3 Verulam Buildings and recorder Gerald Barling QC of Brick Court chambers have been appointed to the bench.
Both Barling and Cranston are to join the High Court in the Queen’s Bench Division.
Barling, who was called to the bar in 1972, took silk in 1991 and was appointed as a Recorder in 1993. He is also approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.
The hard-hitting silk acted on behalf of the successful claimants in the well-known Factortame cases and acted for B&Q in the Sunday Trading litigation, which culminated in the reform of the Shops Act.
Cranston, who was called to the bar in 1976 and took Silk upon his appointment as solicitor general in 1998, has been involved in many high profile cases.
These include when former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton sued Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed over allegations he made cash payments to Hamilton in return for placing parliamentary questions.
Cranston was also appointed a recorder in 1997 and has been centennial professor of law at the London School of Economics since 2005.