Thursday, 28 March 2013

LOTS AND LOTS OF NEW LORD AND LADY JUSTICES OF APPEAL


2 for family, 1 for IP, 1 for common law, 1 for commercial, 1 for human rights, 2 for Chancery, 1 for defamation and 1 for employment.  
These appointments are required in the light of the elevation of Sir Terence Etherton, Sir Roger Toulson and Sir Anthony Hughes, the retirements of Sir Alan Ward and Sir Malcolm Pill, and the forthcoming retirements of Lord Judge, Sir Bernard Rix, Sir Mathew Thorpe, Sir John Mummery and Sir Timothy Lloyd.
Mr Justice Briggs
Called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1978 and was Junior Counsel to Crown Chancery from 1990-94. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1994. He was made a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2001, and was appointed Attorney General of the Duchy of Lancaster on 24 July 2001. He held this post until shortly after his appointment on 3 July 2006 as a Justice of the High Court, when he was assigned to the Chancery Division. He is currently Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, a Chancery judge appointed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in consultation with the Lord Chancellor, to supervise Chancery business and hear cases on the North and North Eastern Circuits.

Mr Justice Christopher Clarke

Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, in 1969, Bencher 1991; Attorney of Supreme Court of Turks and Caicos Islands, 1975. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984; a Recorder, 1990–2004; a Deputy High Court Judge, 1993–2004; a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 1998–2004. Counsel to the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, 1998–2004. Councillor, International Bar Association, 1988–90; Chairman, Commercial Bar Association, 1993–95; Member, Bar Council, 1993–99. FRSA 1995. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, on 11 January 2005.

Mr Justice Floyd

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1975, Bencher, 2001; called to the Bar of Republic of Ireland, 1988. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992; Assistant Recorder, 1994–2000; a Deputy High Court Judge (Patents Court), 1998–2007; a Recorder, 2000–07. He was appointed Deputy Chairman, Copyright Tribunal, 1995–2007; Chairman, Competition Appeal Tribunal, 2007–. Member: Bar Council Chairman’ Arbitration/Conciliation Panel, 1996–2007; Bar Council Professional Conduct and Complaints Committee, 1998–2002; Bar Council, 2000–04; Bar Council European Committee, 2003–04; Litigation Accreditation Board Appeal Panel, Chartered Institute Patent Attorneys, 2005–07; Enlarged Board of Appeal, European Patent Office, 2011–; Chairman, Intellectual Property Bar Association, 1999–2004. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division on 8 November 2007. He has been the Senior Judge, Patents Court, since 2011.

Mr Justice Fulford

Housing Advisor, Shelter’s Housing Aid Centre, 1974–75; called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1978, Bencher, 2002. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1994; a Recorder, 2001–02. Editor, UK Human Rights Reports, 2000–2010 Hon. DLaws Southampton, 2011. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, on 22 November 2002. He was a Judge of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, from 2003-2012 (President, Trial Division, 2008–12; Presiding Judge, Trial Chamber I, 2007–12). He is currently the Lead Presiding Judge, South Eastern Circuit.

Mrs Justice Gloster

Graduated from Girton College, Cambridge. She was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1971, Bencher 1992. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1989; a Judge of the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 1993–2004; a Recorder, 1995–2004; Judge in Charge of Commercial Court, 2010–12. Mem., panel of Counsel who appear for DTI in company matters, 1982–89. Mem. Hon. Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, 2006. She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) on 21 April 2004. Hon. Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge, 2011.

Mrs Justice Macur

Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn, 1979 (Bencher, 2005); Midland and Oxford Circuit. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998; a Recorder, 1999-2005. She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Family Division, on 3 October 2005. She was Family Liaison Judge for the South Eastern Circuit from 2007 until she was appointed Presiding Judge on the Midland Circuit, 2008-11.

Mr Justice Ryder

Merchant banker, Grindley Brandt & Co., 1979; called to the Bar, Gray’s Inn, 1981; QC 1997; Asst Recorder, 1997–2000; a Recorder, 2000–04; a Dep. High Court Judge, 2001–04; Northern Circuit. Counsel, N Wales Tribunal of Inquiry, 1996–99. Asst Boundary Comr, 2000–04. Commnd Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry, 1981; Sqdn Leader, 1990; Sqdn Leader, Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry, 1992. Awarded TD. 1994 DL Greater Manchester, 2009. FRSA 2010. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Family Division, on 4 May 2004. He was a Family Division Liaison Judge for the Northern Circuit until he became Presider Judge, Northern Circuit, in 2010. He has been Judge in Charge of Modernisation of Family Justice, since 2011

Mrs Justice Sharp

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1979, Bencher 2009. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2001 and a Recorder in 1998. She was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division on 13 January 2009. She has been a Presiding Judge on the Western Circuit since 2012.

Mr Justice Underhill

Called to the Bar, Gray’s Inn, 1976 (Bencher 2000). He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992 and was a Recorder 1994-2006; Attorney General to HRH the Prince of Wales 1998-2006; a Deputy High Court Judge 1998-2006; and a Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, 2000-03. He was Chairman of the Bar Pro Bono Unit 2002-05. Appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, on 30 January 2006. He has been a Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal since 2006 and was its President 2009-11.



Mr Justice Vos

Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1977; Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn, 2000. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993; a Judge of Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey, 2005-09; Judge of the Court of Appeal of Cayman Islands, 2008-09. Chairman Chancery Bar Association, 1999-2001 (Honorary Secretary, 1994-97; Vice-Chairman, 1997-99). Chairman Bar Council, 2007 (Vice Chairman 2006, Chairman Professional Standards Committee 2004-05; Member, General Management Committee, 2004-07). Member, Panel on Fair Access to the Professions, 2009. Trustee: Social Mobility Foundation, 2007-11 (Chairman, 2008-11); Slynn Foundation, 2009 to date. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division on 27 October 2009 and is currently a Nominated Judge of the Patents Court

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