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Mr Justice Baker appointed to Court of Appeal & new Supreme Court Justices announced

Seven new Court of Appeal judges and three Supreme Court Justices announced

  • Mr Justice Baker is one of seven new Lord and Lady Justices of the Court of Appeal announced on 27 June.

    These appointments are to be made in light of the appointment of Sir Andrew McFarlane as the President of the Family Division, forthcoming appointments to the Supreme Court and retirements from the Court of Appeal.

    Mr Justice Baker was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and a High Court Judge in the Family Division in 2009. He was the Family Division Liaison Judge on the Western Circuit from 2011 until 2017. He was appointed as the Senior Family Liaison Judge in October 2017.

    The other six new appointments are Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, Mrs Justice Rose, Mrs Justice Simler as Lady Justices of Appeal and Mr Justice Green, Mr Justice Haddon-Cave and Mr Justice Males and the following as Lord Justices of Appeal.

    You can read the full Government release here.

    On the same day, it was announced that Lady Justice Arden DBE and Lord Justice Kitchin will join the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom as Justices on 1 October 2018, followed by Lord Justice Sales on 11 January 2019.

    These appointments follow the retirement of Lord Mance, former Deputy President of the Court, in June 2018. Lord Hughes and Lord Sumption are due to retire in August and December 2018 respectively.

    Read more on The Supreme Court website.

News, published: 28/06/2018

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Published: 28/06/2018

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