Circuit Judge Appointment: Afzal OBE

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The Queen has appointed Fayyaz Afzal OBE to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.

The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Midland Circuit, based at Derby Combined Court Centre with effect from 16 March 2020.

Notes to editors

Fayyaz Afzal OBE, aged 42, will be known as His Honour Judge Afzal OBE. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1999. He was appointed as a District Judge in 2017, as a Deputy District Judge in 2010 and as Recorder in 2016.