Circuit Judge Appointment: Murch

The Queen has appointed Stephen James Murch to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Robert Buckland QC 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 Midland Circuit, based at Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Centre with effect from 1 September 2021.

Background Information

Stephen James Murch, aged 52, will be known as His Honour Judge Murch. He was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 1991. He was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2006, as a District Judge in 2017 and as a Recorder in 2018.