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Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments: Circuit Bench Appointments - Stockdale QC and Jakens

Press Release   •   Feb 15, 2010 10:54 GMT

HM The Queen has appointed David Andrew Stockdale QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP.  The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has assigned him to the Northern Circuit, based at Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) with effect from Monday 15 March 2010.

HM The Queen has appointed Claire Jakens to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Jack Straw MP.  The Right Honourable The Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has assigned her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Kingston County Court with effect from Monday 19 April 2010.

Notes for the Editor

David Andrew Stockdale QC (58) was called to the Bar (M) in 1975 and took Silk in 1995. He was appointed as a Recorder in 1993.

Claire Jakens (57) was called to the Bar (M) in 1988 and was appointed as a Recorder in 2005.

Ref: JHR021/10

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