Robert Jay QC is appointed to the High Court Bench

Robert Jay QC is appointed to the High Court Bench


We are delighted to congratulate Robert Jay QC, who has been appointed to the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, it has been announced this morning.

Widely recognised as one of the Bar’s leading Silks in all areas of administrative and public and human rights law, Robert has had a distinguished career which has spanned three decades.  Instructed as lead counsel to The Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press in 2011, the most closely followed public inquiry of recent times, Robert’s role which was pivotal to shaping the future of the British media. Amongst many other high profile cases, Robert has also acted in the Mau Mau litigation and Motto & Ors v Trafigura.

Robert was appointed Head of Chambers at Thirty Nine Essex Street in 2011 and was named ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the Lawyer Awards 2012.

He will take up his position as of the 4th June 2013.

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