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The Midland Circuit is led by Michael Duck QC and supported by a strong team of officers.

The Circuit Leader is an elected Silk who serves for a period of three years. He or she represents the Circuit and its members and establishes positive relations with the relevant bodies. The Leader is supported principally by the Circuit Junior and then by the other officers in their individual roles.

The Circuit Leaders have an automatic place on the Bar Council and its General Management Committee. They are involved in decision making in respect of all areas of practice and have meetings with, amongst others, the Lord Chancellor, the Ministry of Justice, the Lord Chief Justice, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division, the presiding judges, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General, the Solicitor General, the shadow justice team and the Bar Standards Board to name but a few.

Circuit Leader

  • I am extremely proud to be the Leader of the Midland Circuit. I have spent my entire career “on Circuit” and have, consequently, had the immense privilege of witnessing some of the country's finest advocates in action. I am confident that the history created by those individuals will only be enhanced by those who are now amongst our ranks.

Circuit Junior and Treasurer

Other Circuit Officers