The King has appointed Richard Thompson to be a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Dominic Raab 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 Northern Circuit, based at Preston Magistrates’ Court with effect from 16 January 2023.
Richard Thompson will be known as District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Thompson. He was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 2007. He was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) in 2019.
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