New senior presiding judge

Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed senior presiding judge for England and Wales, and will begin work on 1 January 2010. A former commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission, (2006-2008), he was appointed a High Court judge (Queen’s Bench Division) in 1999 and was presiding judge for the midland circuit from 2002-05. He succeeds Lord Justice Leveson.