Mr Justice Holroyde appointed Lord Justice of Appeal

January 17, 2018

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Justice Holroyde as Lord Justice of Appeal.

Mr Justice Holroyde was called to the bar (Middle Temple) in 1977.  As a barrister, he practised from Exchange Chambers in the criminal department on the Northern Circuit, taking silk in 1996.

He was appointed as a Recorder in 1997 and as a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division in January 2009. He was a Presiding Judge on the Northern Circuit from 2012 until 2015.

The appointment of Lord and Lady Justices of the Court of Appeal are made by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister and the Lord Chancellor following the recommendation of an independent selection panel.

The selection panel was chaired by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. The other panel members were Sir Terence Etherton, the Master of the Rolls; Lord Kakkar, the Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Commission; and two lay Commissioners of the Judicial Appointments Commission: Professor Noel Lloyd and Professor Emily Jackson.