Appointment of a District Judge Member to the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC)

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Following an Expression of Interest (EoI) exercise, The Master of the Rolls has appointed District Judge Samantha Johnson as a District Judge member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC) for 3 years commencing 31 July 2023.

The CPRC is a non-departmental public body. It was established under the Civil Procedure Act 1997 (CPA 1997) to make rules of court, setting out the practice and procedure, for the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the County Court.

The Lord Chief Justice has the power (under the CPA 1997) to appoint judicial members to the CPRC and that power has been delegated to the Master of the Rolls, Head of Civil Justice and statutory Chair of the CPRC.  His Honour Judge Milwyn Jarman KC (CPRC member), led the selection panel considering the EoIs. The appointment is made following the selection panel’s recommendation to the Master of the Rolls and subsequent consultation with the Lord Chancellor.


District Judge Samantha Johnson (Based at the County Court at Liverpool)

District Judge Samantha Johnson was admitted as a solicitor in 1997. She specialised in commercial litigation for a number of years before becoming a lecturer and then associate professor at the University of Law in Chester. She was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2010, became authorised to hear Chancery work in 2015. 

She was appointed as a District Judge in 2017 and she hears Chancery, Insolvency and general civil cases (including clinical negligence and industrial disease). She is a contributor to the Civil Court Service (the Brown Book) (LexisNexis).