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

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Stephen Nathan Morris QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 3 October 2016 on the retirement of Mr Justice John Saunders.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Stephen Nathan Morris to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Notes to editors

Stephen Nathan Morris, aged 59, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Morris. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1981 and took Silk in 2002. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1998, as a Recorder in 2000 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2004.

Sir John Saunders, age 67, was called to the Bar (G) in 1972 and took Silk in 1992. He was appointed a Recorder in 1990 and a Legal Member of the Restricted Patients Panel in 1999. He was appointed a Senior Circuit Judge and the Recorder of Birmingham in 2004 and a Judge of the High Court (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2007. He was appointed a Presiding Judge of the South Eastern Circuit from 2009 to 2012 and a Member of the Sentencing Council for England and Wales in 2013.

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