The Inn is delighted to note the Judicial appointment of the following Gray’s Inn Members in March 2023.
HHJ Sarah Davies
Following an Expressions of Interest exercise, the President of the Family Division announced the appointment of a Designated Family Judge.
HHJ Sarah Davies was appointed as the Designated Family Judge for Kent with effect from 1 January 2023. She was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1984.
The President of the Family Division wishes the judge well in her new role.
The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, has appointed Alison Frazer to be a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales).
Alison Frazer will be assigned to the Southwest England Region with effect from 1 March 2023. She will be known as Employment Judge Frazer.
Employment Judge Frazer was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1999. She was appointed as a fee paid employment judge in 2012 and was assigned to the Immigration and Asylum Chamber as a fee paid judge of the First Tier Tribunal between 2015 and 2020.
Eason Rajah KC
The King approved the appointment of Eason Rajah KC as a Justice of the High Court. This appointment will take effect from 18 April 2023.
This appointment will fill a vacancy in the High Court following elevations to the Court of Appeal and confirmed retirements.
Eason Rajah KC will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Rajah. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1989 and took Silk in 2011. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2016 and was authorised to sit as a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division under section 9(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981 in 2020.
The Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, has appointed Tim Kenward to be a Salaried Employment Judge of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales).
Tim Kenward will be assigned principally to the Midlands West Region but also to the London Central region with effect from 22 March 2023.
Tim Kenward will be known as Employment Judge Kenward. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1987. He was appointed as a Fee-paid Employment Judge and a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber, in 2021.
The King has appointed Charlotte Crangle 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 her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Thames Magistrates’ Court with effect from 11 April 2023.
Charlotte Crangle will be known as District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Crangle. She was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1995. She was appointed as an Assistant Coroner in 2019.