John Leslie was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1965, called to the Bar in 1969 and elected a Bencher in 2002. At the Bar he had chambers in the Temple, latterly at Lamb Chambers, where he had a General Common Law practice refining latterly to personal injury and clinical negligence. From 1992 he sat as a deputy Queen’s Bench Master and was appointed to the full time position in 1996 and, after acting as Senior Master and Queen’s Remembrancer in 2013/4, retired in 2016, but was re-appointed and continues to sit as a deputy Master. He is also appointed as a Court Examiner. He was a member of the original Civil Procedure Rule Committee under Lord Woolf. He has been an editor of the Civil Court Practice (“The Green Book”) since 1999 and is an editor of various volumes of Atkin’s Court Forms. From 1999 until 2015 he was a course tutor at the Judicial Studies Board – now the Judicial College. His interests include France and French, bridge, woodworking and he hopes to continue learning bookbinding.