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Leadership Judges

From 1 October 2018 leadership appointments will be published on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website and this page will be updated accordingly.

NB: This page is under construction and more names will be added shortly.

Last updated: 25 June 2019

Resident Judges

Name Court Date of Appt.
HHJ Peter Anthony Stanfield Barrie Shrewsbury Crown Court 30/03/2018
HHJ Sean Morris York Crown Court 17/06/2019
HHJ Peter Michael Blair QC Bristol Crown Court 09/01/2017
HHJ Simon Nicholas Bourne-Arton Teesside Combined Court – Crown 29/08/2012
HHJ Laurence Frederick Mark Brown Preston Combined Court – Crown 21/09/2015
HHJ James Michael Burbidge QC Wolverhampton Combined Court – Crown 31/08/2015
HHJ Simon Andrew Carr Truro Combined Court – Crown 21/12/2016
HHJ Michael Laurence Chambers QC Stafford Combined Court – Crown 01/04/2019
HHJ Martin Walsh Bolton Combined Court – County 01/12/2018
HHJ Keith Charles Cutler Winchester Combined Court – Crown 20/07/2009
HHJ Paul Manning Darlow Plymouth Combined Court – Crown 12/07/2016
HHJ (Francis) Peter Davies Carlisle Combined Court – Crown 01/11/2015
HHJ Nicholas Arthur Dean QC Leicester Crown Court 01/06/2018
HHJ Rosa Mary Dean Harrow Crown Court 14/04/2017
HHJ Gregory David Mark Dickinson QC Nottingham Crown Court 08/08/2016
HHJ Marc David Dight Central London County Court 19/05/2014
HHJ Jonathan David Durham-Hall QC Bradford Combined Court – Crown 08/06/2017
HHJ Steven Everett Chester Crown Court 17/11/2018
HHJ Martin James Simpson Edmunds QC Isleworth Crown Court 06/02/2017
HHJ David Anthony Farrell QC Peterborough Crown Court 28/11/2015
HHJ Brian Clive Forster QC Bournemouth Combined Court- Crown 05/03/2018
HHJ Mark Bishop Luton Crown Court 27/08/2019
HHJ Robert William Fraser Guildford Crown Court 09/07/2016
HHJ Paul Anthony Glenn Stoke on Trent Combined Court – Crown 31/01/2016
HHJ Charles James Phillip Gratwicke Chelmsford Crown Court 03/07/2016
HHJ David Eric Griffith-Jones QC Maidstone Crown Court 05/05/2018
HHJ Timothy Mousley QC Portsmouth Combined Court – Crown 01/06/2019
HHJ John Malcolm Hillen Blackfriars Crown Court 14/05/2018
HHJ Nicholas Richard Maybury Hilliard QC Central Criminal Court 16/01/2015
HHJ Robert Charles Stephen Holt Norwich County Court 17/04/2017
HHJ Melbourne Donald Inman QC Birmingham Crown Court 13/10/2014
HHJ Simon James Canterbury Crown Court 25/1/2019
HHJ Peter Johnson Exeter Crown Court 31/10/2018
HHJ Robert William Somerville Juckes QC Worcester Combined Court – Crown 14/11/2015
HHJ Usha Karu Inner London Crown Court 12/01/2017
HHJ Michael Jack David Kay QC St Albans Crown Court 24/07/2018
HHJ Guy Alexander Kearl QC Leeds Combined Court – Crown 04/06/2018
HHJ Christopher Anthony Kinch QC Woolwich Crown Court 01/10/2013
HHJ Christine Katherine Laing QC Lewes Crown Court 23/04/2018
HHJ Ian Douglas Lawrie QC Gloucester Crown Court 18/03/2018
HHJ Samantha Leigh Basildon Crown Court 03/12/2019
HHJ Martyn Neale Levett Ipswich Crown Court 16/11/2017
HHJ Andrew William Jardine Lockhart QC Warwick Combined Court – Crown 01/07/2017
HHJ Peter Norman Lodder QC Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court 20/01/2015
HHJ John Robert Lodge Basildon Crown Court 03/12/2015
HHJ Noel John Mac Lucas QC Wood Green Crown Court 30/11/2015
HHJ Rupert Mayo Northampton Combined Court – Crown 14/11/2015
HHJ Andrew Menary QC Liverpool Crown Court 09/04/2019
HHJ Heather Sophia Norton Reading Crown Court 03/12/2018
HHJ Christopher James Francis Parker QC Southampton Combined Court – Crown 18/07/2017
HHJ Peter Crabtree Swindon Combined Court – Crown 27/05/2019
HHJ John Peter Julian Pini QC Lincoln Crown Court 21/07/2018
HHJ Roderick John Conwy Potter Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court 10/11/2014
HHJ James Adkin Durham Crown Court 01/11/2019
HHJ Ian Derek Pringle QC Oxford Crown Court 05/10/2014
HHJ Eleri Mair Rees Cardiff Crown Court 18/06/2012
HHJ Jeremy William Richardson QC Sheffield Combined Court – Crown 14/05/2018
HHJ Alice Robinson Croydon Crown Court 12/11/2017
HHJ Rhys Price Rowlands Mold Law Courts – Crown 01/06/2018
HHJ Nirmal Kanta Shant QC Derby Combined Court – Crown 01/09/2016
HHJ Francis Anthony Sheridan Aylesbury Crown Court 01/04/2018
HHJ Paul Kay Sloan QC Newcastle Combined Court – Crown 13/10/2014
HHJ David Andrew Stockdale QC Manchester Crown Square Crown Court 17/10/2013
HHJ Deborah Frances Taylor Southwark Crown Court 10/04/2017
HHJ John Thackray QC Great Grimsby Combined Court Centre 20/02/2020
HHJ Paul Thomas QC Swansea Crown Court 01/04/2019
HHJ David Keith Ticehurst Taunton Crown Court 17/03/2017
HHJ Francis Paul Watson QC Sheffield Combined Court – County 18/07/2018
HHJ Martyn Keith Zeidman QC Snaresbrook Crown Court 04/01/2017

Designated Civil Judges

Name Court Date of Appt.
HHJ Jacqueline Elaine Beech Preston Combined Court – Crown 13/06/2017
HHJ Nigel David Bird Manchester Crown Square Crown Court 18/01/2018
HHJ Melissa Sophia Clarke Oxford Combined Court Centre 09/02/2017
HHJ Barry Paul Cotter QC Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre 12/01/2018
HHJ Marc David Dight Central London County Court 14/01/2016
HHJ Jeremy Stuart Freedman Newcastle Combined Court – County 21/04/2018
HHJ Mark Patrick Gargan Teesside Combined Court – County 01/03/2016
HHJ Nigel Graham Godsmark QC Nottingham County Court 24/03/2017
HHJ Allan Peter Gore QC Exeter Comlutonbined Court – County 01/08/2017
HHJ Mark Gosnell Leeds Combined Court – County 05/10/2010
HHJ Philip John Gregory Coventry Combined Court – County 01/03/2017
HHJ Robert John Mcintosh Harrison Cardiff Civil Justice Centre – County 31/12/2016
HHJ Richard Hedley Northampton and Leicester – County 01/02/2019
HHJ Iain Hamilton-Douglas Hughes QC Winchester Combined Court – County 15/07/2007
HHJ Martin Nicholas McKenna Birmingham Civil & Family Justice Centre – County 01/07/2008
HHJ Daniel John Pearce-Higgins QC Worcester Combined Court – County 01/03/2017
HHJ Brian Kenneth Rawlings Stoke on Trent Combined Court – County 17/12/2015
HHJ Sarah Jane Richardson Kingston Upon Hull Combined Court – County 02/12/2016
HHJ Graham Robinson Sheffield Combined Court – County 01/01/2015
HHJ Richard Jonathan Simpkiss Brighton Family Centre 01/12/2009
HHJ Karen Jane Walden-Smith Central London County Court 01/01/2018
HHJ Graham Nash Wood QC Liverpool County Court 14/03/2014

Designated Family Judges

Name Court Date of Appt.
HHJ Carol Lesley Atkinson East London Family Court 01/04/2018
HHJ Robin Steven Bedford Hastings County Court 01/07/201
HHJ Elizabeth Annabel Carr QC Sheffield Combined Court – County 01/04/2016
HHJ Bryony Clark Lincoln Crown Court 18/03/2019
HHJ Martin Alan Gordon Dancey Bournemouth Combined Court- County 26/02/2018
HHJ Lindsay Jane Davies Cambridge County Court 28/10/2016
HHJ Margaret Ruth de Haas QC Liverpool County Court 12/12/2005
HHJ Sally Dowding Wolverhampton Combined Court – County 25/06/2019
HHJ Angela Catherine Finnerty York County Court 01/04/2015
HHJ Barbara Ann Forrester Carlisle Combined Court – Crown 01/10/2015
HHJ Michael Francis Handley Northampton Combined Court – County 01/12/2016
HHJ Clive William Heaton QC Kingston Upon Hull Combined Court – County 27/07/2016
HHJ Edward John Watkin Hess Portsmouth Combined Court – County 19/03/2018
HHJ Marianna Catherine Thoroton Hildyard QC Luton County Court 01/08/2018
HHJ Nancy Rose Hillier Leeds Combined Court – County 12/04/2013
HHJ Rachel Sophia Margaret Hudson Newcastle Combined Court – County 02/10/2014
HHJ Helen Mary Hughes Wolverhampton Combined Court – County 01/05/2017
HHJ Michael Antony Hughes Milton Keynes County Court 22/07/2016
HHJ Elizabeth Claire Ingham Taunton County Court 01/04/2018
HHJ Gareth Daryl Jones Prestatyn Civil and Family Justice Centre 03/10/2015
HHJ Andrew David Levey Portsmouth Combined Court – County 01/08/2016
HHJ Gillian Matthews QC Teesside Combined Court – County 14/05/2015
HHJ Kambiz Moradifar Reading County Court 14/12/2017
HHJ Peter Joseph Nathan Guildford County Court 03/05/2015
HHJ Lesley Anne Newton Manchester County Court 01/12/2014
HHJ Isabel Clare Parry Cardiff Civil Justice Centre – Family 02/10/2016
HHJ Jessica Pemberton South Yorkshire 01/04/2020
HHJ Christopher Grenville Perry Stoke on Trent Combined Court – County 11/08/2014
HHJ Andrew Christopher Plunkett Worcester Combined Court – County 28/05/2016
HHJ Alison Raeside Guildford County Court and Family Court 01/01/2019
HHJ Jeremy Simon Richards Norwich County Court 01/07/2015
HHJ Lynn Deborah Roberts Chelmsford County Court 24/07/2018
HHJ Miranda Louise Robertshaw Plymouth Combined Court – County 09/09/2014
HHJ Mark Nicholas Rogers Nottingham County Court 18/03/2017
HHJ Judith May Rowe QC West London Family Court 01/04/2018
HHJ Richard John Scarratt Canterbury County Court 01/09/2014
HHJ Sarah Louise Singleton QC Preston Combined Court – County 28/05/2016
HHJ Sybil Milwyn Thomas Birmingham Civil & Family Justice Centre – County 15/09/2014
HHJ Robin Stewart Tolson Central Family Court 09/10/2015
HHJ David Paul Frank Vavrecka Chelmsford County Court 18/08/2017
HHJ Nicholas Denis Vincent Truro Combined Court – County 01/04/2015
HHJ Hilary Jane Watson Coventry Combined Court – County 13/08/2016
HHJ Stephen Roger Wildblood QC Bristol County Court 09/04/2017
HHJ Sue Williscroft Derby Combined Court – County 01/03/2019