Retirement of the President of the Family Division and Head of Family Justice for England and Wales: The Right Honourable Sir James Munby

The Right Honourable Sir James Lawrence Munby retires as President of the Family Division with effect from 28 July 2018. 

Notes to editors 

Sir James Munby (70) was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1971, took silk in 1988 and was elected a Bencher in 2000.  He was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 1995 and subsequently appointed to the High Court (Family Division) in 2000.  He was appointed a Special Immigration Appeals Commissioner in 2002 and was Chairman of the Law Commission from 2009 to 2012. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and appointed to the Privy Council in 2009.

In 2013, Sir James Munby was appointed President of the Family Division, Head of Family Justice for England and Wales and President of the Court of Protection.

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