The King has appointed Joanne Woodward to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Alex Chalk KC MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the Northern Circuit, based at Manchester Crown Court Minshull Street with effect from 02 October 2023.
Joanne Woodward will be known as Her Honour Judge Joanne Woodward. She was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1989. She was appointed as an Employment Judge in 2005, as a Deputy District Judge in 2015, as a Recorder in 2018 and as a District Judge in 2018.