District Judges

All judges are appointed by Royal Warrant upon recommendation by the Lord Chancellor.

The Bench covers seven regions: London, Midlands, North Eastern, Northern, South Eastern, Western and Wales. The region in which the judge sits is given below, along with their date of appointment.

Name Circuit Date
Appointed
District Judge Charles Ackroyd TD, RD Western 01 October 1998
District Judge Alderson North Eastern 6 July 1998
District Judge Anson Northern 01 July 2004
District Judge Arkless North Eastern 14 January 2002
District Judge Arnold Western 18 November 2002
District Judge Ashworth South Eastern 14 January 2008
District Judge Asokan Midland 25 February 2002
District Judge Asplin Western 15 June 1998
District Judge Atherton North Eastern 19 June 2000
District Judge Atkinson Midland 12 June 2000
District Judge Avent South Eastern 08 October 2003
District Judge Avis South Eastern 15 December 2008
District Judge Ayers South Eastern 15 May 2000
District Judge Babbington North Eastern 01 July 1998
District Judge Backhouse South Eastern 03 October 2005
District Judge Baddeley Midland 20 April 2009
District Judge Baker Northern 01 April 2006
District Judge Ball Western 6 February 2012
District Judge Banks South Eastern 01 September 1998
District Judge Barraclough North Eastern 07 June 2004
District Judge Batten South Eastern 23 March 2010
District Judge Beattie South Eastern 01 September 1998
District Judge Beck South Eastern 15 October 2003
District Judge Bell South Eastern 14 October 2011
District Judge Bellamy North Eastern 04 April 2005
District Judge Berkley Northern 18 October 2011
District Judge Besford North Eastern 13 December 1999
District Judge Bever Northern 18 October 2011
District Judge Birchall South Eastern 03 July 1995
District Judge Birkby North Eastern 04 January 1993
District Judge Bishop South Eastern 23 October 2007
District Judge Bland Northern 2 February 2009
District Judge Booth North Eastern 02 August 2004
District Judge Bowles South Eastern 21 January 2002
District Judge Brazier Northern 05 October 1992
District Judge Brett South Eastern 06 April 1992
District Judge Britton Western 30 May 2007
District Judge Brookes Western 01 September 2004
District Judge Brooks South Eastern 02 January 2008
District Judge Brown Midland 03 August 1992
District Judge Bryce Northern 02 August 1999
District Judge Buckley Northern 03 July 1995
District Judge Bull Midland 19 November 2007
District Judge Gerald Burgess South Eastern 02 January 1986
District Judge Linda Burgess South Eastern 08 May 2000
District Judge Burn South Eastern 17 January 2005
District Judge Bury Northern 28 October 2011
District Judge Buxton North Eastern 01 September 2003
District Judge Cahill North Eastern 02 March 2009
District Judge Campbell Northern 5 October 2011
District Judge Carney Western 23 August 1999
District Judge Carr South Eastern 01 July 1997
District Judge Carson Wales 06 September 1999
District Judge Cawood Western 04 October 1993
District Judge Richard Chapman Midland 08 March 2002
District Judge Charnock-Neal North Eastern 1 July 2013
District Judge Chaudhuri South Eastern 09 January 2008
District Judge Chesterfield South Eastern 01 September 2003
District Judge John Clark Northern 01 September 1997
District Judge Clarke South Eastern 12 March 2010
District Judge Melissa Clarke South Eastern 22 March 2011
District Judge Richard Clarke South Eastern 18 October 2012
District Judge Clegg Northern 01 May 1996
District Judge Codlin-Tate Western 04 June 2007
District Judge Coffey Northern 25 October 2002
District Judge Lawrence Cohen South Eastern 01 September 1998
District Judge Collins South Eastern 2 November 2012
District Judge John Collins Western 4 March 2013
District Judge Conway Northern 1 March 2010
District Judge Christopher Cooper Midland 3 March 2008
District Judge Malcolm Cooper Western 01 February 1991
District Judge Susan Cooper South Eastern 21 January 2008
District Judge Stephanie Cope Western 1 October 2012
District Judge Corkill North Eastern 1 February 2010
District Judge Corrigan Western 01 October 1999
District Judge Cronin Western 26 July 2010
District Judge Cotterill Midland 06 September 1993
District Judge Cross South Eastern 14 April 2008
District Judge Crowe Midland 02 March 2009
District Judge Crowley Midland 04 February 2008
District Judge Cuthbertson North Eastern 30 March 1992
District Judge Dabezies South Eastern 31 August 1999
District Judge Dancey Western 01 July 1999
District Judge Darbyshire South Eastern 01 September 1999
District Judge Tony Davies Midland 02 August 1999
District Judge Lloyd Davies Wales 26 March 2001
District Judge Jeremy Davies Wales 3 May 2011
District Judge Malcolm Davies Midland 5 October 2011
District Judge Sarah Davies South Eastern 12 April 2013
District Judge Owen Davies QC South Eastern 17 October 2011
District Judge Dawson Wales 01 July 1996
District Judge Desai South Eastern 14 January 2013
District Judge Devlin South Eastern 12 June 2006
District Judge Dias South Eastern 5 May 2011
District Judge Dignan Northern 01 May 2002
District Judge Dixon South Eastern 19 January 2009
District Judge Dodd Northern 1 March 2010
District Judge Doel Wales 28 April 2000
District Judge Douce Midland 03 December 2001
District Judge Dowding Midland 01 February 2007
District Judge Doyle Northern 12 May 2008
District Judge Dudley South Eastern 04 August 1997
District Judge Carlton Edwards South Eastern 03 July 1995
District Judge Geoff Edwards North Eastern 01 June 1998
District Judge Eldergill South Eastern 23 March 2010
District Judge Ellery Midland 01 October 1997
District Judge Ellington North Eastern 01 July 2008
District Judge England Midland 25 February 2008
District Judge Claire Evans Northern 01 May 2008
District Judge Peter Evans Wales 28 May 1997
District Judge Exton Western 06 September 1999
District Judge Eynon South Eastern 05 July 1999
District Judge Falvey South Eastern 14 October 2011
District Judge Fairwood North Eastern 10 April 1996
District Judge Farquhar South Eastern 01 November 2005
District Judge Fine South Eastern 01 September 2003
District Judge Fitzgerald Northern 03 July 1995
District Judge Flanagan North Eastern 31 March 1995
District Judge Flood Midland 3 March 2008
District Judge Forrester Northern 29 July 1996
District Judge Fox Northern 08 September 1997
District Judge Fraser Wales 01 September 2005
District Judge Gailey Midland 05 June 2000
District Judge Gamba South Eastern 05 June 1996
District Judge Gamwell North Eastern 18 April 2011
District Judge Garland-Thomas Wales 13 November 2001
District Judge Gatter South Eastern 04 September 2000
District Judge George Midland 04 January 2007
District Judge Lindsey George South Eastern 1 March 2010
District Judge Giles North Eastern 07 August 1995
District Judge Gilham Northern 06 February 2006
District Judge Gill South Eastern 14 March 1994
District Judge Simon Gill South Eastern 10 October 2011
District Judge Glentworth North Eastern 12 November 2001
District Judge Glover South Eastern 01 August 1995
District Judge Goddard Western 31 July 2000
District Judge Godwin Wales 02 June 2000
District Judge Gold South Eastern 24 July 1995
District Judge Goldberg North Eastern 1 September 2011
District Judge Goodchild Northern 11 October 2012
District Judge Gordon Northern 24 March 2010
District Judge Goudie North Eastern 19 July 1999
District Judge Grand Western 09 January 2006
District Judge Gray Northern 07 October 2013
District Judge Green South Eastern 02 August 1999
District Judge Greenfield South Eastern 1 October 2010
District Judge Greensmith Northern 19 September 2011
District Judge Grey North Eastern 4 October 2010
District Judge Griffith Midland 01 September 2008
District Judge Griggs Western 04 September 2000
District Judge Grosse South Eastern 22 March 2006
District Judge Guinan South Eastern 20 April 2009
District Judge Haigh Northern 31 July 2006
District Judge Hale Midland 05 November 2007
District Judge Hall North Eastern 01 September 1998
District Judge Hallett South Eastern 01 September 1999
District Judge Hammond South Eastern 1 October 2010
District Judge Handley North Eastern 05 January 1998
District Judge Hardy North Eastern 28 July 2010
District Judge Hart South Eastern 5 September 2011
District Judge Nicola Harrison Northern 02 November 2001
District Judge Anthony Harrison Northern 07 August 1995
District Judge Hassall Northern 1 July 2010
District Judge Hay South Eastern 1 July 2013
District Judge Hayes Northern 6 September 2013
District Judge Hearne Midland 15 March 1993
District Judge Hebblethwaite South Eastern 18 December 2006
District Judge Hedley Midland 28 May 2012
District Judge Heels North Eastern 29 March 2011
District Judge Henry South Eastern 05 September 2000
District Judge Henson South Eastern 28 February 1994
District Judge Henthorn Northern 30 November 2001
District Judge Heppell North Eastern 3 December 2013
District Judge Heyworth Northern 03 July 1995
District Judge Hickinbottom North Eastern 04 May 1993
District Judge Hickman South Eastern 24 July 2000
District Judge Sally Hickman Midland 14 December 2010
District Judge Hilder South Eastern 23 March 2010
District Judge Timothy Hill North Eastern 28 November 1994
District Judge Hodges South Eastern 02 December 2011
District Judge Horan Northern 02 September 1999
District Judge Hovington Northern 06 July 1998
District Judge Howard North Eastern 06 April 1993
District Judge Howell Western 22 November 2010
District Judge Hudson Midland 11 April 2001
District Judge Hugman South Eastern 17 June 2013
District Judge Alison Humphreys South Eastern 19 October 2012
District Judge Gareth Humphreys Wales 1 February 2013
District Judge Hurley Western 04 January 1993
District Judge Ilsley Midland 01 May 1992
District Judge Ingram Midland 03 January 2006
District Judge Iyer Northern 30 July 2010
District Judge Rasheeda Jabbar Midland 6 March 2008
District Judge Jack Midland 17 July 1995
District Judge Nigel Jackson South Eastern 05 December 1994
District Judge Phillip Jackson North Eastern 01 April 2006
District Judge Stephen Jackson Northern 02 September 1999
District Judge Susan Jackson South Eastern 14 January 2002
District Judge William Jackson South Eastern 18 August 2003
District Judge James Western 07 August 2000
District Judge Hywel James Wales 22 March 2010
District Judge Alan Jenkins South Eastern 06 September 1999
District Judge David Jenkins Wales 15 November 2010
District Judge Tim Jenkins South Eastern 06 July 1998
District Judge Jenkinson Northern 4 February 2013
District Judge Johns South Eastern 03 November 2003
District Judge Johnson Northern 01 November 1993
District Judge Alison Jones Northern 30 July 1999
District Judge Andrew Jones Midland 03 August 1998
District Judge S Jones South Eastern 29 November 1999
District Judge Susan Jones Northern 1 April 2010
District Judge Jones-Evans Wales 25 September 2008
District Judge Jordan North Eastern 01 September 1999
District Judge Kemp South Eastern 01 August 2003
District Judge Kesterton Midlands 29 June 1998
District Judge Khan Northern 10 November 2003
District Judge Nadeem Khan Midland 8 November 2010
District Judge King Western 21 July 2008
District Judge Kirby South Eastern 01 August 1995
District Judge Kirkham North Eastern 01 February 2001
District Judge Knifton Northern 13 September 2004
District Judge Kramer North Eastern 12 March 2013
District Judge Kubiak South Eastern 01 September 2004
District Judge Kumrai South Eastern 25 November 2011
District Judge Lambert South Eastern 6 April 2011
District Judge Langley South Eastern 28 February 1994
District Judge Lascelles North Eastern 01 September 1998
District Judge Lateef Northern 01 November 2013
District Judge Law Northern 16 September 1996
District Judge Lethem South Eastern 17 August 1998
District Judge Lettall Northern 04 August 2003
District Judge Jaron Lewis South Eastern 18 December 2012
District Judge Lewis Wales 02 January 1991
District Judge Lightman South Eastern 31 August 1999
District Judge Lingard North Eastern 01 December 1993
District Judge Liston South Eastern 25 September 2008
District Judge Little Northern 28 June 2004
District Judge Llewellyn OBE Wales 01 June 1998
District Judge Lloyd-Jones Midland 5 May 2011
District Judge Loomba North Eastern 12 July 1999
District Judge Lord North Eastern 29 May 1996
District Judge Loyns Midland 2 October 2012
District Judge Lumb Midland 1 March 2011
District Judge Lusty South Eastern 19 October 2012
District Judge Lynch Midland 04 August 2008
District Judge MacKenzie Midland 10 June 1996
District Judge Mainwaring-Taylor TD North Eastern 15 April 1991
District Judge Major South Eastern 28 October 2011
District Judge Malik North Eastern 4 March 2013
District Judge Manners South Eastern 29 October 2001
District Judge Manuel Western 05 September 2005
District Judge Marin South Eastern 11 August 2003
District Judge Mason South Eastern 29 October 2012
District Judge Matharu Northern 01 May 2009
District Judge Matthews South Eastern 01 February 1993
District Judge John Matthews South Eastern 8 April 2013
District Judge Maughan Midland 12 September 2005
District Judge Maunder Western 3 December 2012
District Judge Maw Midland 26 September 1994
District Judge Macmillan Midland 12 January 2011
District Judge McCulloch South Eastern 01 November 2005
District Judge McHale Midland 06 September 1999
District Judge Mcwllaine North Eastern 1 August 2011
District Judge McLoughlin South Eastern 02 June 2004
District Judge McQueen Northern 17 February 2012
District Judge Merriman Midland 01 April 1992
District Judge Middleton Western 06 September 2004
District Judge Middleton-Roy South Eastern 1 April 2010
District Judge David Millard Midland 06 September 1993
District Judge Mills South Eastern 13 September 1999
District Judge Paul Mitchell Western 1 September 2003
District Judge Simon Mitchell South Eastern 01 September 1997
District Judge Molineaux South Eastern 6 April 2010
District Judge Molle South Eastern 09 March 1992
District Judge David Morgan Wales 6 April 2010
District Judge Derek Morgan North Eastern 21 April 2009
District Judge Morley South Eastern 14 June 1994
District Judge Mornington North Eastern 10 June 1994
District Judge Mort North Eastern 13 June 2000
District Judge Moss Northern 19 September 2011
District Judge Mullis South Eastern 03 May 1994
District Judge Murdoch Midland 03 October 2005
District Judge Musgrave Midland 1 March 2010
District Judge Naqvi TD South Eastern 26 August 1997
District Judge Neaves Northern 19 January 2009
District Judge Newman Northern 10 August 1987
District Judge Nicholson South Eastern 21 October 2004
District Judge Nicolle Midlands 07 January 2008
District Judge L Nightingale South Eastern 26 August 2008
District Judge Nisa South Eastern 14 November 2005
District Judge North Wales 01 November 1993
District Judge O’Neil Northern 05 September 2005
District Judge O’Regan Midland 01 June 1998
District Judge Obodai Northern 03 October 2005
District Judge Oldham North Eastern 03 October 1994
District Judge Oldroyd Northern 29 April 2013
District Judge Osborne Northern 16 June 1997
District Judge Owen Midland 18 January 1993
District Judge Parfitt South Eastern 1 March 2010
District Judge Park Northern 07 January 2002
District Judge Maureen Parker South Eastern 04 October 1999
District Judge Tim Parker South Eastern 13 October 2003
District Judge Parnell South Eastern 04 January 2007
District Judge Parry Midland 03 July 2000
District Judge Pates Northern 07 January 2008
District Judge Payne South Eastern 04 September 1995
District Judge Peake Northern 03 September 1998
District Judge Pearce South Eastern 02 January 2008
District Judge Pelly South Eastern 09 July 1997
District Judge Pema North Eastern 14 November 2013
District Judge Perusko South Eastern 1 April 2008
District Judge Pescod North Eastern 12 August 2002
District Judge Phillips Wales 03 May 2005
District Judge Pollard South Eastern 07 October 2005
District Judge Powell Western 2 April 2012
District Judge Price South Eastern 02 October 2000
District Judge Prigg Western Eastern 11 March 2013
District Judge Pringle South Eastern 24 October 2012
District Judge Pugh Northern 25 September 2008
District Judge Ralton South Eastern 20 April 2009
District Judge Rand South Eastern 26 March 2010
District Judge Rank Midland 31 August 1999
District Judge Reed North Eastern 02 June 2008
District Judge Reeson Midland 20 September 1993
District Judge Reeves South Eastern 17 October 2011
District Judge Regan Wales 27 April 2000
District Judge L Relph North West 01 September 2008
District Judge John Rhodes South Eastern 03 August 1998
District Judge Rich South Eastern 22 October 2012
District Judge Richards Western 5 November 2012
District Judge Richardson North Eastern 01 September 2008
District Judge Richmond Northern 01 July 2003
District Judge Ridgway Midland 01 September 1997
District Judge Robertson North Eastern 04 January 1993
District Judge John T Robinson South Eastern 01 July 1998
District Judge Rodgers North Eastern 01 July 1998
District Judge Roebuck Midland 16 October 2012
District Judge Philip Rogers South Eastern 01 July 1999
District Judge Stephen C Rogers Midland 03 April 1995
District Judge Stephen E Rogers Northern 02 January 1996
District Judge Rouine Northern 1 March 2012
District Judge Rowe Western 22 May 2006
District Judge Rowley South Eastern 01 February 2006
District Judge Royall South Eastern 01 April 1992
District Judge Russell South Eastern 7 November 2011
District Judge Rutland South Eastern 01 March 1994
District Judge Ryan South Eastern 25 February 2008
District Judge Sandercock Wales 13 February 2006
District Judge Sanderson Northern 30 March 2006
District Judge Sanghera Midland 01 November 1999
District Judge Schroeder Midland 01 May 1992
District Judge Searl North Eastern 30 April 2013
District Judge Sehdev Midland 28 July 2000
District Judge Sethi South Eastern 01 September 2003
District Judge Severn Midland 09 April 2013
District Judge Shanks South Eastern 03 August 1998
District Judge Shaw Northern 31 July 1995
District Judge Sheldrake TD Midland 05 September 2005
District Judge Shepherd North Eastern 1 July 2013
District Judge Silverman South Eastern 21 August 2000
District Judge Geoffrey Silverman South Eastern 09 March 1992
District Judge Simpson Northern 30 November 2001
District Judge Singleton Western 01 June 1998
District Judge Smart Northern 01 September 2005
District Judge John Smart South Eastern 10 July 2012
District Judge Abigail Smith South Eastern 10 October 2011
District Judge Geoffrey Smith South Eastern 31 March 2008
District Judge Graeme Smith Northern 14 July 2003
District Judge Phillipa Smith South Eastern 19 October 2012
District Judge Simon Smith Northern 04 May 2004
District Judge John Sparrow Western 04 June 1996
District Judge Robert Sparrow South Eastern 04 January 1993
District Judge Spencer North Eastern 11 August 1997
District Judge Stamenkovich Midland 03 August 1998
District Judge Stapely North Eastern 03 July 2000
District Judge Stark Midland 01 September 2004
District Judge Steel South Eastern 01 December 1992
District Judge Stephens Northern 28 October 2002
District Judge Stephenson North Eastern 03 July 2000
District Judge Sterlini South Eastern 02 January 2008
District Judge Stewart South Eastern 18 December 2006
District Judge Stockton Northern 06 November 1993
District Judge David Martin Charles Stone South Eastern 25 February 2008
District Judge Stonier Northern 01 April 2006
District Judge Stuart Northern 1 Novemebr 2013
District Judge Sturdy South Eastern 27 July 1994
District Judge Sullivan South Eastern 1 October 2010
District Judge Swan South Eastern 05 March 2007
District Judge Swindley Northern 29 June 1998
District Judge Sykes Northern 06 June 2000
District Judge Talbot Northern 02 September 1999
District Judge Adam Taylor South Eastern 01 November 1999
District Judge James Taylor South Eastern 17 August 1998
District Judge Marjory Taylor Wales 01 July 2009
District Judge Penelope Taylor Western 4 May 2010
District Judge John Thomas Wales 05 April 2004
District Judge Alan Thomas Western 27 September 1999
District Judge J Lee Thomas Western 16 November 1993
District Judge Andrew Thomas South Eastern 06 July 1998
District Judge Thompson North Eastern 03 November 2003
District Judge Toombs Midland 13 November 2001
District Judge Traynor North Eastern 01 August 1995
District Judge Trent South Eastern 01 April 1992
District Judge Trigg South Eastern 01 July 2008
District Judge Patrick Troy North Eastern 3 October 2011
District Judge Truman Midland 03 October 2005
District Judge Turner Northern 02 January 2002
District Judge Stuart Turner Northern 1 April 2010
District Judge Underwood South Eastern 1 November 2011
District Judge Veysey Western 6 August 2012
District Judge Vincent South Eastern 27 October 2011
District Judge Vokes South Eastern 03 November 2003
District Judge Wakem South Eastern 07 September 2004
District Judge Michael Walker CBE Royal Courts of Justice 05 April 1994
District Judge Wall Midland 01 September 2005
District Judge Wallace Northern 01 September 1999
District Judge Waterworth Western 27 September 1999
District Judge Watkins Western 02 June 2008
District Judge Brian Watson Western 08 November 2005
District Judge Sarah Watson Midland 26 February 2007
District Judge Paul Watson Midland 14 April 2009
District Judge Weaver Wales 01 September 1999
District Judge Wheeler Northern 01 March 2006
District Judge Whybrow North Eastern 13 June 2012
District Judge White Western 04 January 1994
District Judge David White South Eastern 02 October 2008
District Judge Wicks South Eastern 02 October 2000
District Judge Wildsmith North Eastern 01 June 1994
District Judge Wilkinson South Eastern 16 September 1996
District Judge Caroline Wilkinson South Eastern 14 April 2010
District Judge Willans South Eastern 11 March 2013
District Judge Williams Wales 03 June 1996
District Judge David Williams Western 30 April 2012
District Judge Richard Williams Midland 19 July 2010
District Judge Willis Midland 3 March 2008
District Judge Williscroft Midland 25 February 2008
District Judge Wilson Western 05 July 1999
District Judge Lana Wood South Eastern 2 November 2012
District Judge Wood North Eastern 30 June 1997
District Judge Woodburn Northern 12 January 2010
District Judge Woodhead North Eastern 01 April 2006
District Judge Worthington South Eastern 13 September 1999
District Judge Barbara Wright South Eastern 20 May 2013
District Judge Jane Wright South Eastern 13 July 1998
District Judge Martin Wright South Eastern 17 October 2011
District Judge Susan Wright Northern 22 July 1996
District Judge Zimmels South Eastern 02 March 1992

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