Elevations to the Bench

APPOINTMENTS TO HIGH JUDICIAL OFFICE 2017:

The Queen has been pleased to approve the following appointments:

1. The Rt Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond as President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom upon the retirement of The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury in September 2017

2. Mr Justice Holroyde as a Lord Justice of Appeal from Autumn 2017

3. Upper Tribunal Judge Frances Gwynneth Knowles QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2nd October 2017, assigned to the Family Division

4. Mrs Amanda Louise Yip QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2nd October 2017, assigned to the Queen's Bench Division

5. Her Honour Judge Jane Clare Moulder to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2nd October 2017, assigned to the Qeen's Bench Division 

 

Elevations to the Bench:

24th October 2016 – Anthony Maurice Cross QC based at Manchester Crown
24th October 2016 – Sara Dodd based at Preston Crown
25th October 2016 – Patrick Miles Thompson based at Chester Crown
4th November 2016 – Rachel Catherine Smith based at Liverpool Crown
11th November 2016 – Bernadette Baxter based at Manchester Crown
14th November 2016 – Philip Christopher Parry based at Preston Crown
24th November 2016 – Sarah Elizabeth Langley based at St Helens County & Family Court
2nd December 2016 – Simon Nathaniel Berkson based at Chester Crown

15th January 2018 - Alison Woodward based at Manchester County Court and Family Court

15th January 2018 - Gary Woodhall based at Liverpool Crown Court

22nd January 2018 - Simon Medland QC based at Preston Crown Court

12th February 2018 - Christine Bispham - Liverpool Civil and Family Court

12th February 2018 -  Craig Sephton QC - Manchester County Court

12th February 2018 - Clive Baker - based at Liverpool Civil and Family Court