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News Release


10 October 2008

18/08

Senior Judicial Appointments Announced

The Lord Chief Justice has announced the following appointments:

Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Deputy Head of Criminal Justice

Lord Justice Thomas has been appointed with immediate effect as the Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Deputy Head of Criminal Justice.

Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

Lord Justice Hughes will be appointed Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) with effect from 3 February 2009 upon the retirement of Lord Justice Latham.

Chairman of the Criminal Justice Council

Lord Justice Leveson, the Senior Presiding Judge, will be appointed as the Chairman of the Criminal Justice Council with effect from 20 October 2008 ahead of the retirement of Lord Justice Gage.

Deputy Senior Presiding Judge

Lord Justice Goldring has been appointed Deputy Senior Presiding Judge with immediate effect.

Notes for editors:

  1. Lord Justice (John) Thomas was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1969.  He was appointed a QC in 1984 and a Recorder in 1987.  In 1996 he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division, and in 2003 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal.  He was Presiding Judge for the Wales and Chester Circuit 1998-2001, Judge in charge of the Commercial Court 2002-3, Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales 2003-6 and was elected President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary in May 2008.
  2. Lord Justice (Anthony) Hughes was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1970.  He was appointed a QC in 1990, and a Recorder in 1988.  In 1997 he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Family Division, and in 2004 transferred to the Queen’s Bench Division.  In 2006 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal. He was Presiding Judge for the Midland and Oxford Circuit 2000-3.
  3. Lord Justice (Brian) Leveson was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1970 and has been a Bencher since 1995. He took Silk in 1986. He acted as a Recorder between 1988 and 2000 and as a Deputy High Court Judge between 1998 and 2000.   He was appointed a Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division, in 2000, and was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2006. He served as a Presiding Judge of the Northern Circuit between 2002-2005. In 2006 he was appointed to the new position of Deputy Senior Presiding Judge, and was appointed the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales in 2007.
  4. Lord Justice (John) Goldring was called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1969 and made a Bencher in 1996.  He took Silk in 1987 and was appointed a Recorder in 1987.  In 1999 he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench Division, and in 2008 he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal.  He was Presiding Judge for the Midland Circuit 2002-5, and was a Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission 2006-8.

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