Following an Expressions of Interest exercise, the Lord Chief Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of two Designated Civil Judges.
Her Honour Judge Catherine Brown has been appointed as the Designated Civil Judge for Kent with effect from 11 April 2023.
His Honour Judge Tariq Sadiq has been appointed as the Designated Civil Judge for Lincolnshire with effect from 1 May 2023.
The Lord Chief Justice wishes Her Honour Judge Brown and His Honour Judge Sadiq well in their new roles.
These appointments follow an ongoing review of Designated Civil Judge areas by the Master of the Rolls and Deputy Head of Civil Justice. These newly created roles will provide further civil judicial leadership capacity in these regions as part of a plan to increase the overall proportion of civil leadership posts across England & Wales.
HHJ Jonathan Simpkiss will continue as the Designated Civil Judge for Surrey and Sussex, and HHJ Polly Coe will continue as the Designated Civil Judge for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.