Simon Bryan QC

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The Chief Justice, Simon Bryan Q.C., studied law at Magdalene College Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a double-first class honours degree in law, following which he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 by Lincoln's Inn. He has practised at the English Commercial Bar since 1989 specialising in shipping, energy and international commercial litigation. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2006, a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2009 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2013, sitting in the Administrative Court where he hears judicial review cases. The same year he was elected as a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. He is also an arbitrator and mediator, and acts as an advocacy trainer for Lincoln's Inn. He was appointed Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands in May 2015 and also holds office as Chief Justice of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Judge of the Supreme Court of the British Antarctic Terrority and Chief Justice of the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Chief Justice does not reside in the Falkland Islands and attends when required.