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Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges

The Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges represents all 420 of the district judges who exercise a civil and family jurisdiction in the county courts and district registries of the High Court throughout England and Wales.

Acting through its committee and officers, the association gives pastoral advice and assistance to its members. It also represents the district bench in varied discussions and meetings with the senior judiciary, HMCTS and many other organisations.


National committee

Officers Responsibilities
DJ Andrew Dodsworth President
DJ Hywel James Senior Vice President
DJ Kevin Harper Junior Vice President
DJ Glennis Corkill Immediate Past President
DJ Karen Doyle Honorary Secretary – Contact address for all correspondence
DJ Graham Keating Treasurer
DJ Keith Etherington Assistant Secretary

Circuit Representatives

Name Circuit
Andrew Davies London
Victoria Solomon Midland circuit
John Baldwin Northern & Northern Ireland
Abigail Hickinbottom North East circuit
Teresa Foss South East (North)
Sophie Harrison South East (South)
Matthew Porter-Bryant Wales
Martin Davis Western circuit

Public Relations Officer: DJ Howard Kemp