Senior Family Liaison Judge appointed

Mrs Justice Theis has been appointed as the Senior Family Liaison Judge with immediate effect for a 4 year period. This appointment has been made by the President of the Family Division, following consultation with the Lord Chief Justice. This is in addition to her role as the Family Division Liaison Judge for the London and Thames Valley Circuit.

Notes to Editors

The former chairman of the Family Law Bar Association, Mrs Justice Lucy Theis, was appointed to be a High Court Judge in 2010.

Mrs Justice Theis DBE, was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1982 and took Silk in 2003. She was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and was approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge. She was head of Field Court Chambers until 2010.

She was appointed a Family Division Liaison Judge on the South Eastern Circuit in 2011 with responsibility for Kent, Surrey and Sussex and in 2017 for London and Thames Valley. She sits on the Family Procedure Rules Committee and is the lead judge in relation to applications under the HFEA 2008.

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