In brief: Timothy Lloyd QC moves up to High Court

The head of 11 Old Square Chambers, Timothy Lloyd QC, will take up his appointment as a High Court judge in the Chancery division next month. Lloyd was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1970 and became a bencher in 1994. He took silk in 1986 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court judge. He is a Chancery practitioner and specialises in land law, corporate law and trusts. A spokesman from 11 Old Square confirmed that the new head of chambers will be either Jonathan Simpkiss or Grant Crawford and there is a possibility they might share the role.