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

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Richard David Jacobs QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 25 June 2018 consequential to the retirement of Sir Nicholas John Gorrod Blake.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Richard David Jacobs QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Notes to editors

Richard David Jacobs QC, aged 61, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Jacobs. He was called to the Bar (M) in 1979 and took Silk in 1998. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2002 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017.

Sir Nicholas Blake (68) was called to the Bar (M) in 1974, took Silk in 1994 and was elected a Bencher in 2002. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1999, a Recorder in 2000 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2002. He was appointed a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench) in 2007 and was the President of the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) from 2010 to 2013.

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