Sunday, 31 May 2015

New High Court Judicial Appointments

I wondered in a post below who was going to replace Eder J, and now we know: a public law and employment specialist from 11 KBW:

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Timothy Julian Kerr Esq QC, to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 4 June 2015 on the retirement of Mr Justice Eder.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Kerr to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Mr Kerr, 57, was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1983 and took Silk in 2001. He was appointed a Recorder in 2008 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge. He served as a Fee-paid Chairman of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) from 2001 to 2006.

Mr Justice Eder was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1975 and took Silk in 1990. He was appointed a Recorder in 1996 and a Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2011.

& to replace one of my favourites on the High Court Bench (and Birmingham DCJ before then) ....a commercial/shipping silk from 7KBW:

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Simon Derek Picken Esq QC, to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 8 June 2015 on the retirement of Mr Justice MacDuff.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Picken to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Mr Picken, 49, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1989 and took Silk in 2006. He was appointed a Recorder in 2005 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Mr Justice MacDuff was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1969 and took Silk in 1993. He was appointed a Recorder in 1983, a Circuit Judge in 1997, a Senior Circuit Judge in 2002 and a Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2008.
& in other news: YIKES!


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