Martin Moore-Bick


The Rt Hon Sir Martin James Moore-Bick PC (m. 1965), is a retired member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Sir Martin was born on 6 December 1946 and was educated at The Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells. He then came up to Christ's College in 1965. He was called to the Bar in 1969 (Inner Temple) and was elected a bencher in 1992. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1986 and was appointed a Recorder in 1990. He was appointed to the High Court on 2 October 1995, receiving the customary knighthood. He was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division, serving in the Commercial Court. On 7 April 2005, Moore-Bick became a Lord Justice of Appeal, and he was appointed to the Privy Council on 7 June of that year.

Sir Martin served as Deputy Head of Civil Justice 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2012. From 1 October 2014 until his retirement, he was Vice President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal.

He retired from judicial office on 6 December 2016, and was replaced as Vice-President of the Civil Division by Dame Elizabeth Gloster.

In 2017, Sir Martin was appointed to lead the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.