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The former judge in charge of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has joined Atkins Chambers as a door tenant.
Sir Thayne Forbes retired from the High Court bench last week and immediately took up his new position at the chambers to advise on arbitration and mediation matters.
Atkins senior clerk Simon Slattery said: “Sir Thayne will certainly complement and strengthen the services we’re able to offer in both the domestic and international arbitration arenas.”
Forbes was appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division in 1993, becoming the presiding judge of the Northern Circuit two years later. During his time on the circuit, Forbes oversaw the trial of the UK’s most prolific serial killer, Dr Harold Shipman.
Forbes was the top judge at the TCC between 2001 and 2004.