author of the current Tribunal system). It's getting a bit hereditary over at the RCJ with Stuart-Smith J being appointed last month (see here). Just like old times with a Stuart-Smith and a Leggatt on the bench - bring back the 80s.
Leggatt J has taken the place of McCombe J who has been elevated to the Court of Appeal, following his judgment in the Mau Mau claims.
The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of George Andrew Midsomer Leggatt, Esq., Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 26 October 2012 on the elevation of Mr. Justice McCombe to the Court of Appeal.
The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr. Leggatt to the Queen’s Bench Division.
Mr. Leggatt, 54, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1983 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed a Recorder in 2002 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.
Mr. Justice McCombe was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1975 and took Silk in 1989. He was appointed a Recorder in 1993 and a judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2001 and was Presiding Judge between 2004 and 2007.