The King has appointed Paul Hopkins KC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Alex Chalk KC MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Wales Circuit, based at Cardiff Crown Court with effect from 4 October 2023.
Paul Hopkins will be known as His Honour Judge Hopkins KC. He was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1989 and took Silk in 2009. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2005 and as Deputy High Court Judge in 2021.