The President of the Family Division, in consultation with the Lord Chancellor, has appointed Mr Justice Cobb as Family Division Liaison Judge for the North Eastern Circuit. He will succeed Mr Justice Moylan. The appointment will take effect from 1 August 2015.
Mr Justice Cobb has recently joined the editorial board of Family Law
Reports as a Consultant Editor and has become a Case Reports Consultant for Family Law journal.
Sir Stephen was a
specialist family law barrister for over 20 years before being appointed
to the Bench. Since becoming a QC in 2003, he specialised in the law relating
to children. He won the prize for Family Law QC of the Year at Jordan
Publishing's Family Law Awards 2012, and for 2 years (2010-2011) was
Chairman of the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA), at a time of significant
change for the Family Bar.
Sir Stephen has a long association with Family Law
journal, from his article ‘Relative security – the case for reform of
intra-family adoption’ in the October 1999 issue through to ‘Seen but not
heard’ in February  Fam Law 144.