New Presiding Judges appointed

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The Lord Chief Justice, in concurrence with the Lord Chancellor, has announced the appointment of four Presiding Judges.

Mr Justice Jeremy Baker has been appointed to the Midland Circuit where he will succeed Mr Justice Haddon-Cave.

Mr Justice Dove has been appointed to the Northern Circuit where he will succeed Mr Justice Turner.

Mr Justice Edis has been appointed to the South Eastern Circuit where he will succeed Mr Justice Spencer.

Mr Justice Picken has been appointed to the Wales Circuit where he will succeed Mrs Justice Davies.

These appointments are made from 1 January 2018, when the current Presiding Judges step down, to 31 December 2021.

Notes for Editors:

Mr Justice Jeremy Baker was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1979 and took Silk in 1999; He was appointed a Recorder in 2000, a Circuit Judge in 2010 and a High Court Judge in 2013.

Mr Justice Dove was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1986 and took Silk in 2003.  He was appointed a Recorder in 2003, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2008 and a High Court Judge in 2014.

Mr Justice Edis was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1980 and took Silk in 1997.  He was appointed a Recorder in 1999, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2001 and a High Court Judge in 2014.

Mr Justice Picken was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1989 and took Silk in 2006.  He was appointed a Recorder in 2005, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2010 and a High Court Judge in 2015.

Presiding Judges are responsible for the deployment of the judiciary and allocation of cases on their Circuit.  They also have a responsibility for general supervision of judges on their circuits.

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