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New Family Division Liaison Judge Appointed

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The President of the Family Division, following consultation with the Lord Chancellor, has announced the appointment of a Family Division Liaison Judge.

Mr Justice Poole has been appointed as the Family Division Liaison Judge for the North Eastern Circuit, for a period of four years, with effect from 1 October 2021 where he will succeed Mr Justice Cobb.




The Hon Mr Justice Poole was called to the Bar, Middle Temple, in 1989, and took Silk in 2012. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2009, as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017 and a High Court Judge (Family Division) in 2020.

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