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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: 22 April 2020

Resident Judges

Name Court Date of Appt.
HHJ James Adkin Durham Crown Court 01/11/2019
HHJ Peter Anthony Stanfield Barrie Shrewsbury Crown Court 30/03/2014
HHJ Mark Bishop Luton Crown Court 27/08/2019
HHJ Peter Michael Blair QC Bristol Crown Court 09/01/2017
HHJ Laurence Frederick Mark Brown Preston Combined Court – Crown 21/09/2015
HHJ James Michael Burbidge QC Worcester Combined Court Centre 11/04/2020
HHJ Simon Andrew Carr Truro Combined Court – Crown 21/12/2016
HHJ Michael Laurence Chambers QC Wolverhampton Combined Court Centre 11/04/2020
HHJ Peter Crabtree OBE Swindon Combined Court Centre 27/05/2019
HHJ Keith Charles Cutler Winchester and Salisbury Combined Court Centre – Crown 07/04/2003
HHJ Paul Manning Darlow (retired 3 April 2020 – no successor identified at present) Plymouth Combined Court – Crown 12/07/2012
HHJ (Francis) Peter Davies Carlisle Combined Court – Crown 01/11/2015
HHJ Nicholas Arthur Dean QC Leicester Crown Court 01/06/2014
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 CBE 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 Cambridge Crown Court 28/11/2015
HHJ Brian Clive Forster QC Bournemouth Combined Court- Crown 05/03/2018
HHJ Robert William Fraser MVO Guildford Crown Court 09/07/2016
HHJ Paul Anthony Glenn Stoke on Trent Combined Court – Crown 31/01/2008
HHJ Charles James Phillip Gratwicke Chelmsford Crown Court 03/07/2012
HHJ David Eric Griffith-Jones QC Maidstone Combined Court Centre 05/05/2018
HHJ Robert Charles Stephen Holt Norwich Combined Court Centre 17/04/2013
HHJ Melbourne Donald Inman QC Birmingham Crown Court 13/10/2014
HHJ Simon James Canterbury Combined Court Centre 25/1/2019
HHJ Peter Johnson Exeter Combined Court Centre 31/10/2018
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 Combined Court Centre 23/04/2018
HHJ Ian Douglas Lawrie QC Gloucester Crown Court 18/03/2018
HHJ Samantha Leigh Basildon Combined Court Centre 03/12/2019
HHJ Martyn Neale Levett Ipswich Crown Court 16/11/2017
HHJ Andrew William Jardine Lockhart QC Coventry Combined Court – Crown 01/07/2017
HHJ Peter Norman Lodder QC Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court 20/01/2015
HHJ Noel John Mac Lucas QC Wood Green Crown Court 30/11/2015
HHJ Adrienne Lucking QC Northampton Combined Court Centre 14/11/2019
HHJ Andrew Menary QC Liverpool Combined Court Centre 09/04/2019
HHJ Kristina Montgomery QC Stafford Combined Court Centre 11/04/2020
HHJ Timothy Mousley QC Portsmouth Combined Court Centre 01/06/2019
HHJ Heather Sophia Norton Reading Crown Court 03/12/2018
HHJ Christopher James Francis Parker QC Southampton Combined Court – Crown 18/07/2017
HHJ John Peter Julian Pini QC Lincoln Crown Court 21/06/2014
HHJ Roderick John Conwy Potter Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court 10/11/2014
HHJ Ian Derek Pringle QC Oxford Combined Court Centre 05/10/2014
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 02/06/2014
HHJ Nirmal Kanta Shant QC Derby Combined Court – Crown 01/09/2016
HHJ Francis Anthony Sheridan Aylesbury Crown Court 01/04/2014
HHJ Paul Kay Sloan QC Newcastle Combined Court – Crown 13/10/2014
HHJ David Andrew Stockdale QC Manchester 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 (until 1 May 2020 – HHJ Paul Cook takes over this role on 2 May) Taunton Crown Court 17/03/2017
HHJ Richard Twomlow Cardiff Crown Court Acting
HHJ Martin Walsh Bolton Combined Court Centre 01/12/2018
HHJ Paul Watson QC Teeside Combined Court Centre 03/02/2020
HHJ Martyn Keith Zeidman QC Snaresbrook Crown Court 04/01/2017

Designated Civil Judges

Name Court Date of Appt.
HHJ Jacqueline Elaine Beech Lancashire & Cumbria 13/06/2017
HHJ Nigel David Bird Manchester Civil Justice Centre 18/01/2018
HHJ Melissa Sophia Clarke Thames Valley 09/02/2017
HHJ Barry Paul Cotter QC Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre 12/01/2018
HHJ Marc David Dight CBE 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 Devon & Cornwall 01/08/2017
HHJ Mark Gosnell Leeds Combined Court – County 05/10/2010
HHJ Robert John Mcintosh Harrison Cardiff Civil Justice Centre – County 31/12/2016
HHJ Richard Hedley Northampton and Leicester – County 01/02/2019
HHJ Jan Luba QC London CC 01/08/2019
HHJ Abba Mithani QC Coventry Combined Court 01/08/2019
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 South Yorkshire 01/01/2011
HHJ Richard Jonathan Simpkiss Kent & Sussex 01/08/2008
HHJ Jim Tindal Worcester Combined Court 27/12/2019
HHJ Karen Jane Walden-Smith East Anglia 01/01/2018
HHJ Graham Nash Wood QC Liverpool & Chester 14/03/2014

Designated Family Judges

Name Court Date of Appt.
HHJ Carol Lesley Atkinson London East 01/04/2014
HHJ Louise Bancroft Lancashire Acting
HHJ Robin Steven Bedford Sussex 01/07/201
HHJ Bryony Clark Lincolnshire 18/03/2019
HHJ Martin Alan Gordon Dancey Dorset 26/02/2018
HHJ Lindsay Jane Davies Cambridgeshire 28/10/2016
HHJ Margaret Ruth de Haas QC Liverpool & Cheshire 12/12/2005
HHJ Sally Dowding Wolverhampton & Telford 25/06/2019
HHJ Barbara Ann Forrester Carlisle 01/10/2015
HHJ Michael Francis Handley Northampton Combined Court – County 01/12/2016
HHJ Sonia Harris-Short Stoke-on-Trent 01/01/2017
HHJ Edward John Watkin Hess Swindon 19/03/2018
HHJ Marianna Catherine Thoroton Hildyard QC Bedfordshire 01/08/2018
HHJ Nancy Rose Hillier Leeds 12/04/2013
HHJ Rachel Sophia Margaret Hudson Newcastle 02/10/2014
HHJ Michael Antony Hughes Milton Keynes 01/10/2007
HHJ Elizabeth Claire Ingham Taunton 01/04/2018
HHJ Andrew David Levey Portsmouth 01/08/2012
HHJ Gaynor Lloyd North Wales 21/10/2019
HHJ Gillian Matthews QC Teesside 14/05/2015
HHJ Kambiz Moradifar Reading 14/12/2017
HHJ Isabel Clare Parry Cardiff 02/10/2012
HHJ Jessica Pemberton South Yorkshire 01/04/2020
HHJ Andrew Christopher Plunkett Worcestershire & Herefordshire 28/05/2016
HHJ Alison Raeside Surrey 01/01/2019
HHJ Lynn Deborah Roberts Suffolk & Essex 24/07/2014
HHJ Miranda Louise Robertshaw Devon 09/09/2014
HHJ Mark Nicholas Rogers Nottingham 18/03/2017
HHJ Judith May Rowe QC London West 01/04/2014
HHJ Richard John Scarratt Kent 01/09/2014
HHJ Fiona Shanks Norfolk 01/07/2019
HHJ Sarah Louise Singleton QC Manchester 06/01/2020
HHJ Sybil Milwyn Thomas Birmingham 15/09/2014
HHJ Robin Stewart Tolson QC London (Principal Registry) 09/10/2015
HHJ Jill Troy North Yorkshire 20/11/2019
HHJ David Paul Frank Vavrecka Hertfordshire 18/08/2017
HHJ Nicholas Denis Vincent Truro 19/12/2001
HHJ Hilary Jane Watson (HHJ Elizabeth Walker takes over the role on 13 August 2020) Coventry & Warwickshire 13/08/2012
HHJ Jonathan Whybrow Humberside & North Lincolnshire 20/11/2019
HHJ Stephen Roger Wildblood QC Bristol 09/04/2013
HHJ Sue Williscroft Derby 01/03/2019