His Honour Judge Michael Antony Hughes retires as a Circuit Judge with effect from 27 May 2023.
His Honour Judge Hughes was admitted as a Solicitor in 1977. He was appointed an Acting Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate in 1993, a Recorder in 2000, a Circuit Judge in 2006 and was authorised to sit as a High Court Judge in 2007. He served as the Designated Family Judge for Milton Keynes from 2007 to 2020, Oxford from 2007 to 2019 and Northampton from 2014 to 2016. He was the Honorary Recorder of Milton Keynes from 2012 to 2023.