Chambers has, throughout its history, seen a number of its members appointed as Judges. In its earlier days, the founder of Chambers Sir Edward Pollock was appointed as only the seventh “Official Referee” (now Judge of the TCC) followed in the 1930s by Charles Pitman KC who was appointed in succession to George Alexander Scott, the inventor of the Scott Schedule. More contemporary appointments to the Bench began with the appointment of Patrick Garland QC to the High Court in 1985. He was followed in 1991 and 1993 by Anthony May QC and John Dyson QC, both of whom were former pupils of Patrick Garland. The most recent appointments have been Vivian Ramsey QC to the High Court Bench in 2005 and Peter Coulson QC to the Technology and Construction Court in 2004.
Donald Keating QC did not become a full time Judge but sat as a Recorder, frequently in the TCC, from 1971 onwards. He also sat regularly as an arbitrator in both domestic and international cases. There follows a short account of Donald Keating’s life and practice and of the professional career of other former members of chambers now on the Bench.