New Year judicial appointments

Judiciary

  • Mark Turner QC has been appointed a Justice of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division), with effect from 28 January, on the elevation of Mr Justice Beatson to the Court of Appeal.

  • Stephen Cobb QC has been appointed a Justice of the High Court (Family Division), with effect from 11 January, on the retirement of Mr Justice Hedley.
  • The Rt Hon Lord Justice Munby has been appointed as President of the Family Division, with effect from 11 January, on the retirement of Sir Nicholas Wall.
  • The Rt Hon Lord Justice Etherton has been appointed Chancellor of the High Court, with effect from 11 January, on the retirement of Sir Andrew Morritt.
  • Lord Justice Gross has been appointed as Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales from 1 January 2013. Gross LJ succeeds Lord Justice Goldring.
  • The Judicial Office’s next diversity event, entitled “A women’s perspective”, is to be held on 27 February in Cardiff. Register by 31 January (numbers are limited). See www.judiciary.gov.uk.

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