Monday 23 November 2015

Jan Luba QC goes to the bench.....

This will strike fear into the landlords and local authorities of the bailiwicks of the County Court sitting at Central London and Mayor's and City....although my own experiences of him as a Recorder show him to be remarkably balanced....he was one of the few Recorders who could sit in the EAT because he did not undertake any work before it, although he did add some interesting cases to its repertoire. Perhaps he will sit there again when not busy clearing the housing lists.....
Most recently Chamber UK 2016 said:
"The leading silk for tenant-side work. He has had a long and successful career at the cutting edge of housing law developments.” It is said that he is “At the top of his game – there’s nothing that can be said about him that hasn’t already been said.”
The Queen has appointed Jan Luba QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.

The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Central London and Mayor’s & City of London County Courts with effect from 21 December 2015.
Jan Luba, aged 58, will be known as His Honour Judge Luba QC. He was called to Bar (M) in 1980 and took Silk in 2000. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2000.

I wonder if he will stop co-writing "Defending Possession Proceedings" unlike his previous co-author, now HHJ Madge?

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