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The Midland Circuit is led by Michelle Heeley 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 honoured to be able to lead the Circuit I love. As a proud Midlander I had the fortune to grow up in Birmingham and study in Nottingham, and then develop my career in Birmingham, supported every step of the way by Circuit. To now be able to lead Circuit and represent the many hundreds of hard working and talented Barristers is something I never dreamed of. I hope to promote greater diversity at the Bar, and address the issue we have with retention, I hope I can be a role model, but also give back to a Circuit that has given so much to me.

Circuit Junior and Treasurer

Other Circuit Officers