Senior Costs Judge of England and Wales: Retirement of Chief Master Hurst

Chief Master Hurst retires as Senior Costs Judge of England and Wales with effect from 1 October 2014.

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Chief Master Peter Thomas Hurst (71) was admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1967 and became an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn in 2007. He was appointed to sit as a Senior Costs Judge of England and Wales (formerly Chief Master of the Supreme Court Taxing Office) in 1992, prior to this he was a Taxing Master from 1981 to 1992. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1997 and a Recorder and Deputy District Judge of the Principal Registry of the Family Division in 2000. He was a Judicial Taxing Officer of the House of Lords from 2002 to 2009, Judicial Taxing Officer of the United Kingdom Supreme Court from 2009 to 2014 and Judicial Taxing Officer of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from 2002 to 2014.

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