Brick Court’s Nicholas Green QC joins the High Court

The joint head of Brick Court Chambers Nicholas Green QC has been appointed to the High Court bench. 

Green, a former Bar Council chair, will sit as a judge in the Queen’s Bench Division at the High Court from next month. The appointment was announced yesterday (17 September 2013) following the retirement of Mr Justice Mackay, who was appointed a High Court Judge in 2001.

Brick Court will now elect a new joint head to lead the Chambers alongside Jonathan Hirst QC. Green’s replacement is expected to be announced within the next month.

Green served as chairman of the Bar Council during 2010 and specialises in all aspects of competition, European and regulatory law. He was called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1986 and took silk in 1998. 

The appointment is the latest in a stream of new High Court judges this year. These include that of Leveson Inquiry counsel Robert Jay QC, who joined the bench alongside 4 New Square’s Sue Carr QC and Judge Andrew Gilbart (8 May 2013). 

More recently, 3 Hare Court silk James Dingemans QC, who played a leading role in the launch of the Inner Temple’s diversity outreach scheme, joined the bench alongside 11KBW’s Clive Lewis QC and Frances Patterson QC, who is the commissioner responsible for public law at the Law Commission (28 May 2013).

A public law and human rights specialist, Lewis has acted on a number of high-profile cases including an application for judicial review of GCSE English grades earlier this year (13 February 2013).