The Queen has appointed Nicholas Barker to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Northern Circuit, based at Preston Crown Court, with effect from 19 February 2018.
Notes to editors
Nicholas Barker, aged 49, will be known as His Honour Judge Nicholas Barker. He was called to the Bar (G) in 1994. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2012.