Judicial Appointments

Supreme Court Appointments

Court of Appeal Appointments

Master Johannah Cutts (The Hon Mrs Justice Cutts DBE) has been appointed Presiding Judge to the Western Circuit, with effect from 1 January 2021

Master Lambert (The Hon Mrs Justice Christina Lambert DBE) has been appointed Presiding Judge to the North Eastern, with effect from 1 January 2021

Master Christopher Nugee (The Hon Mr Justice Nugee) has been appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal, with effect from the autumn

The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos has been appointed Master of the Rolls

International Court Appointments

Master Joanna Korner (Her Honour Judge Korner CMG QC) has been elected to serve as a judge of the International Criminal Court, 2021 – 2030

High Court Appointments

Master Emma Arbuthnot (Senior District Judge Arbuthnot) has been appointed as a High Court Judge, with effect from 1 February 2021

Master Kelyn Bacon (Kelyn Bacon QC) has been appointed as a High Court Judge, with effect from 1 October

Royal Courts of Justice Appointments

Circuit Judge Appointments

His Honour Judge Thomas Teague QC has been appointed as Chief Coroner of England and Wales, in succession to Master Mark Lucraft (His Honour Judge Lucraft QC) from 24 December 2020

District Judge Appointments

Alison Griffiths has been appointed a District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit, based at Willesden County Court with effect from 16 November 2020

Catherine Hartley has been appointed a District Judge on the Western Circuit, based at Aldershot County Court with effect from 09 November 2020

Tribunal Judges

Recorder Appointments