On Friday 7th July 2017 Laurie West-Knights QC was sworn in as a Circuit Judge at The Royal Courts of Justice. He is now formally known as His Honour Judge West-Knights QC and is based at the Snaresbrook Crown Court.
He joined these Chambers in 1979, took Silk in 2000, and was elected a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn in 2003. For many years he was Head of the Chambers Commercial Group, and served Chambers in many other capacities He is perhaps best-known for having campaigned endlessly for a free legal website such as, and then founding, BAILII; www.bailii.org.
We would like to thank him for his contribution to Hailsham Chambers over the last 38 years and we wish him well