Lord Justice David Richards retires as Lord Justice of Appeal with effect from 10 June 2021.
Sir David Anthony Stewart Richards (70) was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1974, took Silk in 1992 and was elected a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2000 and Treasurer of the Inn for 2020-21. He was appointed a deputy High Court Judge in 2001, a High Court Judge (Chancery Division) in 2003, a chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in 2004 and chairman of the Insolvency Rules Committee from 2005 to 2015. He was the Chancery Supervising Judge for the Northern and North Eastern Circuits and Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster from 2008 to 2011. He served as Chairman of the Lincoln’s Inn Finance and General Purposes Committee from 2014 to 2019 and co-chair of the Judicial Committee of the International Insolvency Institute from 2012 to 2019. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal and made a Privy Counsellor in 2015.