Queen’s Bench Masters

Master David Cook

David Cook was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1982.

Master David CookIn 2005 he became an accredited mediator and was appointed a legally qualified member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel (CICAP) before being appointed a fee paid tribunal judge of the first-tier (social entitlement) tribunal in 2008.

In 2009 he was elected a bencher of Grays Inn. He was appointed as a full time Master of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2011 since which time he has been one of the assigned Masters dealing with the case management of clinical negligence claims proceeding within the Royal Courts of Justice.

He is a contributor to Burton on Civil Appeals 2nd Edition, Powers & Harris on Clinical Negligence 5th Edition and a contributing editor to the White Book.

Master Davison

Master Davison was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1982 and practised as a barrister until 2016.  He was appointed a part time Employment Judge in 2000 and a Recorder in 2004.  He was appointed a Master of the Queen’s Bench Division in February 2016.

Master Mark Gidden

Mark was appointed Master of the Administrative Court in October 2012. He had previously served as a solicitor in the Government Legal Service which he joined from private practice in 1991 and with whom he held a variety of prosecution & public law litigation posts culminating in the role of Director of the Legal team to the Departments of Work and Pensions and Health.  Mark divides his sitting time between the Administrative Court and the Queen’s Bench Division.

Master McCloud

Dr Victoria McCloud was appointed as a Master of the Senior Courts Queen’s Bench Division in 2010, having been a Deputy Costs Judge/Taxing Master since 2006. She was re-appointed to sit additionally as a Costs Judge/Taxing Master sitting at the Senior Courts Costs Office in 2017.

Master Roberts

Master Roberts was called to the Bar in 1983 and practised at Lamb Building and subsequently Temple Garden Chambers, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. In 2006 he was appointed as a fee-paid Immigration Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal and in 2007 he became a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel. In 2009 he was appointed a Master of the Senior Courts, Queen’s Bench Division, where he is a specialist clinical negligence Master. He has been a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee since October 2014. He is a contributing editor of the White Book, with responsibility for clinical negligence and limitation, and a course tutor for civil law training at the Judicial College.

Master Yoxall

Master Yoxall was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1975. He was appointed a Deputy Master in the Queen’s Bench Division in 1997, and a Master in 2002. He has been an editor of the White Book since 2004 and has been an editor of the Judgments volume in Atkin’s Court Forms. He is one of the clinical negligence Masters.