The Queen has appointed Vanessa Francis 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 her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Harrow Crown Court with effect from 18 March 2019.
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Vanessa Francis, aged 50 will be known as Her Honour Judge Francis. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1993 and was called to the Bar (L) in 2018. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2012 and as a Fee-paid Tribunal Judge of the First-tier Tribunal assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2018.