A former human rights judge and retired Chief Magistrate were among the lawyers recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

Barrister and former UK judge on the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, Paul Mahoney, received a knighthood for services to international justice. He replaced Sir Nicholas Bratza in 2012 and served at the court for four years.

Howard Riddle, solicitor and former Chief Magistrate, who retired in 2016, and Kevin Sadler, Director of Courts and Tribunals Development at HM Courts and Tribunals Service received CBEs for services to the administration of justice.

Solicitor and legal director for the Department for Education, Anne McGaughrin, also received a CBE for services to law and order in the public sector.