The Queen has appointed Catherine Mary Richards to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC 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 Wales Circuit, based at the Crown Court at Cardiff with effect from 27 April 2020.
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Catherine Mary Richards, aged 45, will be known as Her Honour Judge Catherine Richards. She was called to the Bar (L) in 2000. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2016.