Friday 8 January 2010

Lord Justice of Appeal Appointment

The Queen has been pleased to approve that The Honourable Mr Justice (Christopher John) Pitchford be appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal with effect from 12 January 2010, following the retirement of Lord Justice Scott Baker.

Biographical Note

The Honourable Mr Justice Christopher John Pitchford (62) was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1969 and was made a Bencher in1996. He took Silk in 1987, and was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 1996. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench) in 2000 and was a Presiding Judge of the (then) Wales and Chester Circuit from 2002 - 2005.

He was knighted in 2000.


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