District Judge Appointment: Afzal OBE

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The Queen has appointed Fayyaz Afzal OBE to be a District Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.

The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Midland Circuit, based at Derby Combined Court Centre and Coventry Combined Court Centre with effect from 17 February 2017.

Notes to editors

Fayyaz Afzal OBE, aged 39, will be known as District Judge Afzal OBE. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1999. He was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2010 and appointed as a Recorder in 2015.



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