Appointment of a High Court Judge: Soole

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The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Michael Alexander Soole Esq QC, to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 26 November 2015 on the elevation of Lord Justice (David) Richards to the Court of Appeal.

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

Notes for editors

Mr Soole, 61, was called to the Bar (I) in 1977 and took Silk in 2002. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1999 and as a Recorder in 2000, and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Lord Justice (David) Richards was called to the Bar (I) in 1974 and took Silk in 1992. He was appointed as a judge of the Chancery Division of the High Court in 2003.

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