Malcolm Bishop > Chambers of Ruth Henke QC > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Ruth Henke QC
30 Park Place Chambers
CF10 3BS


Malcolm Bishop QC, sometime Deputy High Court Judge, Recorder of the Crown Court, Chair of the Isle of Man Legal Services Commission, is currently a Bencher of the Inner Temple, and Hon. Standing Counsel to Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He has strong connections with the Caribbean and is a member of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar.

He has a widely based common law practice, which has taken him to most court Centre’s in England and Wales, from the Magistrates’ court to the House of Lords, within his specialist areas of crime, family and public law. He has also accepted instructions from commonwealth jurisdictions, and has a strong connection with Bermuda. He is currently briefed to lead a team of QCs and juniors in potential actions for alleged child abuse in Jersey. He is currently engaged in defending (leading Huw Evans of these Chambers) in a long case in the Turks and Caicos Islands where the former Premier and members of his cabinet face charges with fraud, bribery and corruption. He is back in the UK every three weeks and available for consultations then. Additionally he conducts regular conferences from the Caribbean by Skype.

He is regularly instructed in high-profile cases of the utmost seriousness, including the first ever Al Qaeda terrorist trial, the ‘airline terrorist’ trial, many cases of gangland killings, as well as serious fraud. He also appeared in the longest murder trial at the Old Bailey, and successfully defended in the notorious multiple shootings of two young girls in Birmingham on New Year’s Day 2003.

He was a member of the Bar Council for many years and has served on innumerable committees and working parties, as well as lecturing widely to regional and national conferences.

Malcolm Bishop is willing to enter into arrangements in respect of conditional fees and direct access.


Call: 1968


  • Member Bar Council 1982-1988
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Inner Temple


  • Regent’s Park College, Oxford University MA (Oxon)
  • Ruabon Grammar School