The King has appointed Richard Kelly to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Alex Chalk KC MP and the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The former Lord Chief Justice deployed him to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Ipswich Crown Court with effect from 13 November 2023.
Richard Kelly will be known as His Honour Judge Richard Kelly. He was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1994. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2019.