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Announcement: New Chair of the Inns of Court and Bar Educational Trust

"After consulting with the Chair of the Bar Council, the President of the Council of the Inns of Court (“COIC”), Desmond Browne QC, has nominated Duncan Matthews QC to succeed Mrs Justice Tipples as Chair of the Inns of Court and Bar Educational Trust (“ICBET”).

COIC is delighted that Mr Matthews has accepted the appointment. He is familiar with ICBET’s work having previously served as a trustee from 2006 to 2018 and, as a former Chairman of the Bar Council’s Education and Training Committee, he has particular knowledge of the Bar’s requirements for education and training.

Mrs Justice Tipples will step down as ICBET Chair at the end of 2021 on becoming a Presiding Judge on the Midland Circuit. By then she will have served as a trustee for very nearly a quarter of a century. Her’s has been a remarkable period of assiduous service and COIC, the profession and the recipients of ICBET grants all owe her a profound debt of gratitude. COIC is delighted to have the opportunity to make that publicly known."

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