Judicial Appointments

Court of Appeal Appointments

Master Nicholas Green (Mr Justice Green) has been appointed Lord Justice of Appeal

Master Simler (Mrs Justice Simler) has been appointed Lady Justice of Appeal

High Court Appointments

Jason Coppel QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Her Honour Judge Johannah Cutts QC will be appointed a Justice of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division from 1 October

Master Dias (Julia Dias QC) has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Francis Fitzpatrick QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Samuel Grodzinski QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Mathew Gullick has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Master Henke (Ruth Henke QC) has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

David Holland QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

John Kimbell QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Master Lavender (The Hon Mr Justice Lavender) has been appointed Presiding Judge to the North Eastern Circuit from 1 January 2019

Clive Sheldon QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge

Master Jonathan Swift (Jonathan Swift QC) will be appointed a Justice of the High Court, to the Queen’s Bench Division from 1 October

Circuit Judge Appointments

His Honour Judge Campbell (Andrew Campbell) retires as a Circuit Judge with effect from 1 September 2018.

His Honour Judge Nicholas Jones retires as a Circuit Judge

The Inn is saddened to learn of the death of His Honour Judge Geoffrey Mercer QC on 22 July 2018

District Judge Appointments

Abigail Hickinbottom has been appointed to be a District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit, based at Sheffield Combined Court Centre with effect from 31 August 2018

Simon Pickering has been appointed to be a District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit, based at Great Grimsby Combined Court Centre with effect from 9 July 2018

Russell Stone has been appointed to be a District Judge on the Northern Circuit, based at Barrow-in-Furness County and Family Court with effect from 13 August 2018

Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal

Jodie Swallow has been appointed as a Salaried Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber, based at Liverpool in the North West Region with effect from 6 August 2018

Recorder Appointments