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

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The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Christopher John Butcher to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 5 March 2018 consequential to the elevation of Sir Rabinder Singh to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Christopher John Butcher to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Notes to editors

Christopher John Butcher, aged 55, was called to the Bar (G) in 1986 and took Silk in 2001. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009.

Sir Rabinder Singh, aged 53, was called to the Bar (L) in 1989 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002. His practice was mainly in the areas of public law, human rights and employment law. He was one of the Junior Counsel to the Crown, serving on the A Panel from 2000 to 2002. He was also the Additional Junior Counsel to the Inland Revenue from 1997 to 2002 and Chair of the Administrative Law Bar Association from 2006 to 2008. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2003 and a Recorder of the Crown Court from 2004. He was appointed as a High Court Judge in 2011. He was a Presiding Judge on the South-Eastern Circuit from January 2013 until December 2016. He was appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal in 2017.

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