Master Loriner 2014

His Honour Peter Beaumont CBE QC

Master Loriner His Honour Peter Beaumont CBE QC

His Honour Peter Beaumont CBE QC was born and brought up in what is now Zimbabwe.

He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1967 and was in practice as a Barrister for over 20 years specialising in criminal and tribunal work.He was appointed Queen’s Counsel and a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1986. He became a Circuit Judge at the age of 45 serving first in Chelmsford Crown Court before transferring five years later to the Old Bailey. There he sat as a Senior Circuit Judge for nearly 18 years presiding over homicide and terrorist trials.

He held the post of Common Serjeant from 2001 to 2004 and then Recorder of London to his retirement in February 2013.

Peter was at various times a member of the Parole Board, the Judicial Studies Board, the Sentencing Guidelines Council and Governor of Felsted School, Chairman from 1993 to 1998.

Now retired to Suffolk Peter tends his vegetable garden, plays golf at Aldeburgh Golf Club and he and his wife Ann enjoy the company of their six grandchildren.

When in London Peter is found at the Travellers’ Club and the City Pickwick Club.