Sir Robert Owen
Sir Robert Owen was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1968 and elected as an Inner Temple bencher in 1995. He was appointed a Recorder in 1987, Queen's Counsel in 1988 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 1994.
He previously served as Chairman of the London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association and the General Council of the Bar. He was named an associate fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1998. He served as a governor of the College of Law from 1998 until 2004.
He was appointed a Justice of the High Court on 15 January 2001, received his knighthood and was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. From 2005 to 2008, he served as a presiding judge for the Western Circuit and has been a member of the Judicial College Board since 2011.
As the member of IPSA’s board who has previously held high judicial office, Sir Robert is also IPSA’s designated “Qualified Person” for the purposes of Freedom of Information.