Press release -

Ministry of Justice - Judicial Appointments: Appointment of a High Court Judge

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Miss Nicola Velfor Davies, Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 22 January on the elevation of Mr. Justice Pitchford to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Miss Davies to the Queen’s Bench Division.

Notes for Editors

Miss Davies, 55, was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1976 and took Silk in 1992. She was appointed a Recorder in 1992 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Mr. Justice Pitchford, 61, was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1969 and took Silk in 1987. He was also appointed a Recorder in 1987, a judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2000 and Presiding Judge for the Wales and Chester Circuit from 2002 to 2005.



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