Andrew Walker, QC is Chair of the Bar of England and Wales for 2018. He was an elected member of the Bar Council of England and Wales from 2005-2014, and then elected as Vice-Chair in 2017. He is a former Chair of the Council’s Ethics Committee and Vice-Chair of their Law Reform Committee. He studied law at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1991. He became a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 2011, and was elected as a Master of the Bench of Lincoln’s Inn in 2016.
In 2019, he will return to practice as a barrister in Maitland Chambers, London, England. His practice is as a litigator and advisor focusing on property, company and commercial disputes, fraud, and non-clinical professional negligence claims.
He was awarded the Bar Pro Bono Award in 2009 for some of his work with a homelessness charity, ‘Shelter’. (This award is given annually in recognition of outstanding commitment to pro bono work by a barrister or chambers.) He is also a trustee of the Industry and Parliament Trust, a charity which seeks to develop mutual understanding between the British Parliament and the worlds of business and commerce.
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