Appointment of a new Vice-President of the Court of Protection

AppointmentCourt of Protection

Mrs Justice Theis has been appointed as Vice President of the Court of Protection with effect from 13 February 2023. She will succeed Mr Justice Hayden. The appointment has been made by the Lord Chief Justice, on the recommendation of the President of the Family Division and following consultation with the Lord Chancellor.

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The Hon Mrs Justice Theis was called to the Bar, Gray’s Inn, in 1982 and took Silk in 2003. She was appointed as a Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge in 2000, and as a High Court Judge (Family Division) in 2010. In 2011 she was appointed as Family Division Liaison Judge on the South Eastern Circuit with responsibility for Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, and in 2017 took responsibility for London and Thames Valley. In 2018 she was appointed as Senior Family Division Liaison Judge.