UCL Faculty of Laws


Distinguished UCL Laws LLB alumnus Winston Chu elected Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple

24 October 2017

Winston Chu

Winston Chu, distinguished UCL Laws LLB alumnus (1960), has being elected an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

Winston Chu said:

‘Not being counsel but a solicitor from the other branch of the legal profession, I feel particularly honoured to have been elected an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple.

Any achievement that I may have attained was due to the excellent legal education I had received from UCL Faculty of Laws from which I had graduated in 1960.’

Winston Chu 2

Middle Temple elects Honorary Masters of the Bench distinguished individuals from other walks of life who have excelled in their respective professions. Currently the Inn has 132 Honorary Benchers. The Inn has one Royal Bencher, His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge.

This year the Master Treasurer of the Inn is Lord Dyson, honorary alumnus of UCL Laws.

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Image 1 (from left to right): Chester Chu (Winston’s son), Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Lady Bambina Carnwath (Lord Carnwath’s wife), Mrs Louise Chu (Winston’s wife), Professor David Ormerod (Professor of Criminal Justice at UCL Laws) and Mr Winston Chu

Image 2 (from left to right): Chester Chu, Ms Elaine Ma (Winston’s niece), Professor Dame Hazel Genn, Lord Carnwath (Justice of the UK Supreme Court), Lady Bambina Carnwath, Mrs Louise Chu, Professor David Ormerod and Mr Winston Chu