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Family Division Liaison Judge – Northern Circuit

Mr Justice MacDonald has been appointed as the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Northern Circuit with effect from 1st February 2019 where he will succeed Mr Justice Hayden. This appointment has been made by the President of the Family Division, following consultation with the Lord Chancellor.



The Hon Mr Justice MacDonald was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1995 and became a QC in 2011.  He was appointed a Recorder in 2009 and a High Court Judge, of the Family Division, in 2015.

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