Appointment of a High Court Judge – George Leggatt QC

|Media Release

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of George Andrew Midsomer Leggatt, Esq., Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 26 October 2012 on the elevation of Mr. Justice McCombe to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr. Leggatt to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Notes for Editors

Mr. Leggatt, 54, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1983 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed a Recorder in 2002 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Mr. Justice McCombe was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1975 and took Silk in 1989. He was appointed a Recorder in 1993 and a judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2001 and was Presiding Judge between 2004 and 2007.

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