High Court Judge Appointments

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of seven Justices of the High Court. The appointments will take effect from 3 September 2019 and 1 October 2019 respectively. It is anticipated that a further ten appointments will be announced in the coming months.

The seven candidates approved as High Court Judges are Frances Judd QC, Jennifer Eady QC, Alison Foster QC, John Cavanagh QC, Pushpinder Saini QC, Jeremy Johnson QC and Martin Chamberlain QC.

These appointments will fill vacancies in the High Court following elevations to the Court of Appeal and confirmed retirements. For further information regarding the number of applicants and number of recommended candidates, please see the JAC website: www.judicialappointments.gov.uk/high-court-judges-2019.

Appointments

Frances Judd QC

Frances Judd QC, aged 58, will be known as The Honourable Mrs Justice Judd. She was called to the Bar (M) in 1984 and took Silk in 2006. She was appointed as a Recorder in 2002 and was authorised as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Family Division in 2011.

She will take up appointment on 3 September 2019 consequential to the retirement of Mr Justice Bodey.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Frances Judd QC to the Family Division.

Jennifer Eady QC

Jennifer Eady QC, aged 54, will be known as The Honourable Mrs Justice Jennifer Eady. She was called to the Bar (I) in 1989 and took Silk in 2006. She served as a Fee-paid Chairman of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) between 2001 and 2008 and was appointed as a Recorder in 2004. In 2013, she was appointed as a Senior Circuit Judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in 2016.

She will take up appointment on 1 October 2019 consequential to the retirement of Mr Justice Langstaff.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Jennifer Eady QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Alison Foster QC

Alison Lee Caroline Foster QC, aged 62, will be known as The Honourable Mrs Justice Foster. She was called to the Bar (I) in 1984 and took Silk in 2002. She was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the High Court Chancery Division in 2007 and in the Administrative Court in 2018.

She will take up appointment on 1 October 2019 consequential to the elevation of Lord Justice Haddon-Cave.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Alison Foster QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

John Cavanagh QC

John Cavanagh QC, aged 59, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Cavanagh. He was called to the Bar (M) in 1985 and took Silk in 2001. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2004 and as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in 2017.

He will take up appointment on 1 October 2019 consequential to the elevation of Lord Justice Green.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign John Cavanagh QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Pushpinder Saini QC

Pushpinder Singh Saini QC, aged 51, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Saini. He was called to the Bar (G) in 1991 and took Silk in 2008. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the High Court Queen’s Bench Division in 2017.

He will take up appointment on 1 October 2019 consequential to the elevation of Lord Justice Males.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Pushpinder Saini QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Jeremy Johnson QC

Jeremy Charles Johnson QC, aged 48, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Johnson. He was called to the Bar (M) in 1994 and took Silk in 2011. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in 2016 and in the Administrative Court in 2018.

He will take up appointment on 1 October 2019 consequential to the retirement of Mr Justice Foskett.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Jeremy Johnson QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Martin Chamberlain QC

Martin Daniel Chamberlain QC, aged 45, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Chamberlain. He was called to the Bar (M) in 1997 and took Silk in 2013. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in 2016.

He will take up appointment on 1 October 2019 consequential to the retirement of Mrs Justice Slade.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Martin Chamberlain QC to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Read more about the new appointments through their biographies here:

www.judicialappointments.gov.uk/high-court-judges-2019.

 

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