The Queen has approved the appointment of Sir Andrew McFarlane as the next President of the Family Division from 28 July 2018. The appointment will follow the retirement of Sir James Munby on 27 July 2018.
McFarlane’s experience and achievements include:
- being called to the Bar in 1977 and taking Silk (Queen’s Counsel) in 1998;
- being appointed a recorder in 1995, a deputy High Court judge in 2000 and a High Court judge in 2005;
- being selected as the only legal member of the Family Justice Review (Norgrove) and as the judicial representative for the current sector-led review financed by Nuffield;
- holding or having held posts such as chairman of the Family Law Bar Association and president of the Clergy Disciplines Tribunals.