Treasurers of The Inner Temple

The office of Treasurer is as old as the Inner Temple itself. The annual appointment of a Treasurer has been recorded in the Inn’s Acts of Parliament as far back as 1505. The earliest mention of an Inner Temple Treasurer is in the records of the Court of Common Pleas at the National Archives, naming Thomas Welles as Treasurer in 1484.

These days the role of Treasurer can perhaps best be compared to being a Non-Executive Chairman of a collegiate educational establishment, a diverse and progressive membership organisation, a property company and a commercial events organisation rolled into one.

2010 -2019

The Rt Hon Lord Hughes of Ombersley

2019 Treasurer

Bio

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1970; Recorder of the Crown Court from 1985-1997; appointed Queen's Counsel 1990; appointed to the High Court (Family Division from 1997-2003; and Queen's Bench Division from 2004-2006); appointed to the Court of Appeal 2006, serving as the Vice President of its Criminal Division from 2009-2013; appointed to the Supreme Court 2013-2018; Reader, Inner Temple 2018; Treasurer, Inner Temple 2019.

The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE

2018 Treasurer

Bio

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1971, Master of the Bench, Inner Temple 1992; Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey 1993-2004; High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) 2004-2013; In charge of the Commercial Court 2010-2012; Appointed to the Court of Appeal 2013; Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Civil) 2016; Reader, Inner Temple 2017; Treasurer, Inner Temple 2018.

David Pittaway QC

2017 Treasurer

His Honour Donald Cryan (Hon) LLD

2016 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Martin Moore-Bick

2015 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Tomlinson

2014 Treasurer

Simon Thorley QC

2013 Treasurer

Jonathan Hirst QC

2012 Treasurer

HRH The Princess Royal

2011 Royal Treasurer

The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett DBE

2011 Treasurer

Bio

Lady Justice Hallett was called to the Bar in 1972, became a QC in 1989 and a Recorder of the Crown Court. She became a Bencher of Inner Temple in 1993. She served as Leader of the South Eastern Circuit between 1995 and 1997 and was Chair of the Bar of England and Wales in 1998. She was appointed as a High Court Judge in 1999 and assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. She became a Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit shortly after. She was a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission from 2006 to 2010 (latterly its Vice Chairman). As well as being Chairman of the Judicial College from 2010 to 2014, in 2011 she was appointed Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and served as Treasurer of Inner Temple. In 2013 she was appointed Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Lady Justice Hallett acted as Coroner at the inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the July 7 London bombings.

The Rt Hon Sir John Laws

2010 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Lord Hughes of Ombersley

2019 Treasurer

Bio

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1970; Recorder of the Crown Court from 1985-1997; appointed Queen's Counsel 1990; appointed to the High Court (Family Division from 1997-2003; and Queen's Bench Division from 2004-2006); appointed to the Court of Appeal 2006, serving as the Vice President of its Criminal Division from 2009-2013; appointed to the Supreme Court 2013-2018; Reader, Inner Temple 2018; Treasurer, Inner Temple 2019.

The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE

2018 Treasurer

Bio

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1971, Master of the Bench, Inner Temple 1992; Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey 1993-2004; High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) 2004-2013; In charge of the Commercial Court 2010-2012; Appointed to the Court of Appeal 2013; Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Civil) 2016; Reader, Inner Temple 2017; Treasurer, Inner Temple 2018.

David Pittaway QC

2017 Treasurer

His Honour Donald Cryan (Hon) LLD

2016 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Martin Moore-Bick

2015 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Tomlinson

2014 Treasurer

Simon Thorley QC

2013 Treasurer

Jonathan Hirst QC

2012 Treasurer

HRH The Princess Royal

2011 Royal Treasurer

The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett DBE

2011 Treasurer

Bio

Lady Justice Hallett was called to the Bar in 1972, became a QC in 1989 and a Recorder of the Crown Court. She became a Bencher of Inner Temple in 1993. She served as Leader of the South Eastern Circuit between 1995 and 1997 and was Chair of the Bar of England and Wales in 1998. She was appointed as a High Court Judge in 1999 and assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. She became a Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit shortly after. She was a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission from 2006 to 2010 (latterly its Vice Chairman). As well as being Chairman of the Judicial College from 2010 to 2014, in 2011 she was appointed Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and served as Treasurer of Inner Temple. In 2013 she was appointed Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Lady Justice Hallett acted as Coroner at the inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the July 7 London bombings.

The Rt Hon Sir John Laws

2010 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Lord Hughes of Ombersley

2019 Treasurer

Bio

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1970; Recorder of the Crown Court from 1985-1997; appointed Queen's Counsel 1990; appointed to the High Court (Family Division from 1997-2003; and Queen's Bench Division from 2004-2006); appointed to the Court of Appeal 2006, serving as the Vice President of its Criminal Division from 2009-2013; appointed to the Supreme Court 2013-2018; Reader, Inner Temple 2018; Treasurer, Inner Temple 2019.

The Rt Hon Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE

2018 Treasurer

Bio

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple 1971, Master of the Bench, Inner Temple 1992; Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey 1993-2004; High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) 2004-2013; In charge of the Commercial Court 2010-2012; Appointed to the Court of Appeal 2013; Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Civil) 2016; Reader, Inner Temple 2017; Treasurer, Inner Temple 2018.

David Pittaway QC

2017 Treasurer

His Honour Donald Cryan (Hon) LLD

2016 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Martin Moore-Bick

2015 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Tomlinson

2014 Treasurer

Simon Thorley QC

2013 Treasurer

Jonathan Hirst QC

2012 Treasurer

HRH The Princess Royal

2011 Royal Treasurer

The Rt Hon Lady Justice Hallett DBE

2011 Treasurer

Bio

Lady Justice Hallett was called to the Bar in 1972, became a QC in 1989 and a Recorder of the Crown Court. She became a Bencher of Inner Temple in 1993. She served as Leader of the South Eastern Circuit between 1995 and 1997 and was Chair of the Bar of England and Wales in 1998. She was appointed as a High Court Judge in 1999 and assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. She became a Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit shortly after. She was a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission from 2006 to 2010 (latterly its Vice Chairman). As well as being Chairman of the Judicial College from 2010 to 2014, in 2011 she was appointed Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and served as Treasurer of Inner Temple. In 2013 she was appointed Vice President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. Lady Justice Hallett acted as Coroner at the inquest into the deaths of the 52 victims of the July 7 London bombings.

The Rt Hon Sir John Laws

2010 Treasurer

2000 - 2009

Vivian Robinson QC

2009 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Anthony May

2008 Treasurer

Stephen Williamson QC

2007 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir David Keene

2006 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Bernard Rix

2005 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir John Chadwick

2004 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann

2003 Treasurer

Richard Southwell QC

2002 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas

2001 Treasurer

Stanley Brodie QC

2000 Treasurer

Vivian Robinson QC

2009 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Anthony May

2008 Treasurer

Stephen Williamson QC

2007 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir David Keene

2006 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Bernard Rix

2005 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir John Chadwick

2004 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann

2003 Treasurer

Richard Southwell QC

2002 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas

2001 Treasurer

Stanley Brodie QC

2000 Treasurer

Vivian Robinson QC

2009 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Anthony May

2008 Treasurer

Stephen Williamson QC

2007 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir David Keene

2006 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Bernard Rix

2005 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir John Chadwick

2004 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann

2003 Treasurer

Richard Southwell QC

2002 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Swinton Thomas

2001 Treasurer

Stanley Brodie QC

2000 Treasurer

1990 - 1999

The Rt Hon the Lord Lloyd of Berwick DL

1999 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE

1998 Treasurer

Bio

Admitted IT 1951; Call 1955; Bencher 1979; Reader 1997; Treasurer 1998; Lord Justice of Appeal, 1988–99; President Family Division 1999-2005 First woman member of Court of Appeal; first woman Treasurer of Inner Temple

The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Staughton

1997 Treasurer

Edward Nugee TD QC

1996 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir David Hirst

1995 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Brown GBE

1994 Treasurer

Sir John May

1993 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Lord Griffiths MC

1992 Treasurer

Petre Crowder QC

1991 Treasurer

Sir Ian Percival QC

1990 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Lord Lloyd of Berwick DL

1999 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE

1998 Treasurer

Bio

Admitted IT 1951; Call 1955; Bencher 1979; Reader 1997; Treasurer 1998; Lord Justice of Appeal, 1988–99; President Family Division 1999-2005 First woman member of Court of Appeal; first woman Treasurer of Inner Temple

The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Staughton

1997 Treasurer

Edward Nugee TD QC

1996 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir David Hirst

1995 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Brown GBE

1994 Treasurer

Sir John May

1993 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Lord Griffiths MC

1992 Treasurer

Petre Crowder QC

1991 Treasurer

Sir Ian Percival QC

1990 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Lord Lloyd of Berwick DL

1999 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE

1998 Treasurer

Bio

Admitted IT 1951; Call 1955; Bencher 1979; Reader 1997; Treasurer 1998; Lord Justice of Appeal, 1988–99; President Family Division 1999-2005 First woman member of Court of Appeal; first woman Treasurer of Inner Temple

The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Staughton

1997 Treasurer

Edward Nugee TD QC

1996 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir David Hirst

1995 Treasurer

The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Brown GBE

1994 Treasurer

Sir John May

1993 Treasurer

The Rt Hon the Lord Griffiths MC

1992 Treasurer

Petre Crowder QC

1991 Treasurer

Sir Ian Percival QC

1990 Treasurer

1980 - 1989

Sir Godfray Le Quesne QC

1989 Treasurer

His Honour E F Monier-Williams

1988 Treasurer

Lewis Hawser QC

1987 Treasurer

The Rt Hon The Lord Bridge of Harwich

1986 Treasurer

His Honour Sir William Stabb QC

1985 Treasurer

The Rt Hon The Lord Rawlinson of Ewell QC

1984 Treasurer

Sir Rawden Temple QC

1983 Treasurer

Sir Alan Mocatta OBE

1982 Treasurer

Ifor Lloyd QC

1981 Treasurer

Sir Ashton Roskill QC

1980 Treasurer

Sir Godfray Le Quesne QC

1989 Treasurer

His Honour E F Monier-Williams

1988 Treasurer

Lewis Hawser QC

1987 Treasurer

The Rt Hon The Lord Bridge of Harwich

1986 Treasurer

His Honour Sir William Stabb QC

1985 Treasurer

The Rt Hon The Lord Rawlinson of Ewell QC

1984 Treasurer

Sir Rawden Temple QC

1983 Treasurer

Sir Alan Mocatta OBE

1982 Treasurer

Ifor Lloyd QC

1981 Treasurer

Sir Ashton Roskill QC

1980 Treasurer

Sir Godfray Le Quesne QC

1989 Treasurer

His Honour E F Monier-Williams

1988 Treasurer

Lewis Hawser QC

1987 Treasurer

The Rt Hon The Lord Bridge of Harwich

1986 Treasurer

His Honour Sir William Stabb QC

1985 Treasurer

The Rt Hon The Lord Rawlinson of Ewell QC

1984 Treasurer

Sir Rawden Temple QC

1983 Treasurer

Sir Alan Mocatta OBE

1982 Treasurer

Ifor Lloyd QC

1981 Treasurer

Sir Ashton Roskill QC

1980 Treasurer

Treasurers 1505 - Present Day