High Court Judge Appointment (Queen’s Bench Division): Bryan

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Simon James Bryan QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Alan Fraser Wilkie.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Simon James Bryan to the Queen’s Bench Division.

 Notes to editors

Simon James Bryan, aged 51, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Bryan. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1988 and took Silk in 2006. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2013 and Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands in 2015.

Sir Alan Wilkie (69) was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1974, took Silk in 1992 and was elected a Bencher in 2001. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1992, a Recorder in 1995, a Circuit Judge in 1997 and a Law Commissioner in 2000. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2004, Presiding Judge for the North Eastern Circuit from 2007 to 2010 and a Member of the Judicial Appointments Commission in 2012.

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