At a Bench Dinner on 29th November 2022, Michael M. Collins SC was called as an Ordinary Bencher of Middle Temple, having been unanimously elected by a decision of the Benchers of Middle Temple at Parliament. The occasion was presided over by Master Treasurer, the Hon. Ms. Justice McGowan DBE. Amongst the guests who attended were Mr. Justice Charleton of the Supreme Court of Ireland, Ms. Justice Costello of the Court of Appeal of Ireland and Mr. Justice Barniville, President of the High Court of Ireland. Michael Bowsher KC and George Peretz KC were also present.