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Louisa Gothard
Senior Solicitor, Head of Family Law
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New High Court Judges for Family Division
Date:12 OCT 2017
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Congratulations to family lawyers Mr Justice Cohen and Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles, who were sworn in as High Court Judges yesterday, consequential to the retirement of Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart and the elevation of Sir Peter Jackson to the Court of Appeal.

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Mr Justice Cohen was called to the Bar in 1974 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1993, as a Recorder in 1997 and as a fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2000 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2005.

Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles was called to the Bar in 1993 and took Silk in 2011. She was appointed as a fee-paid Tribunal Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2007, as a salaried Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeals Chamber in 2014 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016.

Congratulations also to David Williams QC who is due to be sworn in as Mr Justice Williams on 24 October, consequential to the elevation of Sir Andrew Moylan to the Court of Appeal.

David was called to the Bar in 1990 and took Silk in 2013. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2016 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017.
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