High Court Judge Appointment (Family Division): Williams

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The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr David Basil Williams QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the elevation of Sir Andrew John Gregory Moylan to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr David Basil Williams to the Family Division.

Notes to editors

David Basil Williams, aged 53, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Williams. He was called to the Bar (I) in 1990 and took Silk in 2013. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2016 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017.

Andrew John Gregory Moylan, aged 64, was called to the Bar (I) in 1978 (Bencher 2007). He was Junior Counsel to the Queen’s Proctor between 1997 and 2000. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000 and a Recorder in 2002. He was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2004. He has been a Judge of the High Court of Justice, Family Division, since February 2007. He served as Family Division Liaison Judge for the North Eastern Circuit between 2008 and 2015. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in March 2017.


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