Richard Hermer KC appointed as Attorney General


Congratulations to Richard Hermer KC who has been appointed as Attorney General with immediate effect.

Richard was called to the Bar in 1993 and took Silk in 2009. Richard is a Deputy High Court Judge assigned to the King’s Bench Division and the Administrative Court. In 2000, he was appointed the inaugural Human Rights Practitioner in Residence at Columbia University, New York. Richard is best known for his ground-breaking work in both public and private law matters, domestically and internationally.  He has acted for a wide range of clients, and has appeared in a number of the landmark cases in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Rachel Holmes, Chief Executive at Matrix commented:

“Richard has played an important role in Matrix’s development and success, not only as a leading Silk in the areas of Public and Private International law but also in his current role as Chair of Matrix’s Management Committee, in which he has helped to shape so much of the innovative work that takes place here. He has been committed to taking a modern and inclusive approach to the provision of legal services and to ensuring that access to justice is available to all. We wish Richard all the best as he takes on this important role.”