Stephen Wildblood QC has been appointed to the Circuit Bench and will be sitting in Exeter.
Joanne Harris, formerly of Garden Court Chambers, has also been appointed as a Circuit Judge and is sitting in Watford. She is the first of my contemporaries to be appointed to the Circuit Bench and whilst it will be a very great pleasure to address her as Your Honour it will also be more than a little weird and makes me feel ever so slightly old & grown up.
The media, mediation and family law - It has been a very busy few days. The introduction of multiple changes to the family law system on Tuesday attracted an uncharacteristic flurry of interest...
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