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.