David Yale FBA Hon QC

It is with much regret that we report that Master Yale (David Yale FBA Hon QC) sadly died on Saturday 26 June, aged 93. The Inn’s flag will fly at half-mast tomorrow, Wednesday, 30 June, in his memory.

Master Yale was called to the Bar in 1951 and was appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel in 2000. He was a Reader in English Legal History at the University of Cambridge from 1969 until 1993 and a fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge since 1950.  He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1980 and was President of the Selden Society from 1994-1997. In 1998 the Selden Society instituted the biennial David Yale Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of the law of England and Wales, awarded to a young scholar.

Master Yale was elected as an Academic Bencher of the Inn in 2009.

Details of any funeral and/or memorial service will be circulated as appropriate in due course.