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The Inn is delighted to note the Judicial appointment of the following Gray’s Inn Members in May 2023.

Recorder appointments

The King has appointed 26 Gray’s Inn Members as Recorders on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, The Right Honourable Alex Chalk KC MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.

The appointments will take effect on 30 May 2023.

  • Jonathan Rees KC, Wales & Chester Circuit, Crime
  • Matthew Chapman KC, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Andrew Finlay, North Eastern Circuit, Family
  • Christina Russell, South Eastern Circuit, Family
  • Paul Stagg, Midland Circuit, Crime
  • Neil Hext KC, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Christopher Bramwell, Midland Circuit, Family
  • Daniel Stein, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • David Edwards, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Mark Bradshaw, Northern Circuit, Crime
  • Katie Jones, Northern Circuit, Crime
  • Zoe Saunders, Western Circuit, Crime
  • Matthew Stanbury, North Eastern Circuit, Civil
  • Stuart Jamieson, North Eastern Circuit, Family
  • James Willan KC, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Adam Gadd, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Lucy Fairclough, Midland Circuit, Family
  • Robert Smith, Midland Circuit, Crime
  • William Beardmore, Northern Circuit, Crime
  • Edward Franklin, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Georgina Cursham, Midland Circuit, Civil
  • Iain MacDonald, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Daniel Sills, North Eastern Circuit, Family
  • Ayesha Smart, North Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Timothy Nutley, South Eastern Circuit, Crime
  • Mark Jones, South Eastern Circuit, Crime

Find out more on the Judiciary website.

Senior Coroner appointment

We are delighted to note that The Chief Coroner, His Honour Judge Thomas Teague KC, has welcomed the appointment of a Gray’s Inn Member as a Senior Coroner in England and Wales.

Lincolnshire County Council, as the relevant authority, have appointed Paul Smith (called by Gray’s Inn in 2002) as senior coroner for the Lincolnshire coroner area.

The appointment was made following an open competition and after receiving the consent of the Chief Coroner and Lord Chancellor.

Find out more on the Judiciary website.

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