High Court Judge Appointment (Family Division): Cohen

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Jonathan Lionel Cohen QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Jonathan Lionel Cohen to the Family Division.

Notes to editors

Jonathan Lionel Cohen, aged 66, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Cohen. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1974 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1993, as a Recorder in 1997 and as a fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2000 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2005.

Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart, aged 70, was called to the Bar (G) in 1976, took Silk in 1991 and elected a Bencher in 2009. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1991, a Recorder in 1997, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2003 and a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench) in 2009. He was appointed a Judge by Request of the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals and Immigration and Asylum Chambers) in 2011. He was appointed a Legal Member of the Special Immigration and Appeals Commission and a Judge in Charge, Technology and Construction Court, in 2013.

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