Election of Reader-Elect for 2024

We are delighted to announce that Master Helen Davies (Helen Davies KC) has been elected Reader-Elect of the Inn for 2024.

Helen Davies KC was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1990 and was the recipient of a major scholarship. She was called to the Bar in 1991 and completed her pupillage in Brick Court Chambers, where she developed a highly distinguished practice covering all aspects of commercial litigation, competition/EU law and regulatory/public law. She regularly sits as an arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations, appointed by the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA and other arbitral institutions, and has chaired many such Tribunals. Master Davies took Silk in 2008. She has been the Joint Head of Brick Court Chambers since 2013 and has at various times chaired the Chambers’ Pupillage, Equality and Diversity, IT and GDPR Committees, and its Executive Committee.

Master Davies is a steadfast supporter of the Inn and has made a substantial and consistent contribution over many years. She was appointed as a Barrister Governing Bencher of the Inn in 2010 and has served on the Investment Sub-Committee and the Outreach Committee (now the Scholarships and Outreach Committee), becoming Vice Chair of the latter in 2015. She served on the Executive Committee from 2015 to end-2022, and for two consecutive terms (the maximum permitted) as the Inn’s Trustee of the Council of the Inns of Court from 2016 to end-2022, an important period during which the Inns of Court College of Advocacy Bar Course was developed. It is expected that she will be the first female to be elected to serve as Treasurer of any of the Inns of Court who is simultaneously practising as a barrister.