The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon, in consultation with the Lord Chancellor, has appointed the Right Honourable Lady Justice King DBE to be Chair of the Board of the Judicial College for a three year term with effect from 27 July 2020. She will continue to sit as a judge in the Court of Appeal. She succeeds the Right Honourable Lady Justice Rafferty DBE.
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The Right Honourable Lady Justice (Dame Eleanor Warwick) King (62) was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1979, and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1999. She was appointed as a Recorder in 1996, as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2000 and a High Court Judge (Family Division) in 2008. She was Family Division Liaison Judge for the Midland Circuit between 2010 and 2014. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2014.
The Judicial College came into being on 1 April 2011 (it was formally known as the Judicial Studies Board); it is responsible for the training of all judicial office holders in England and Wales and tribunals around the UK.