Appointment of a High Court Judge: Asplin

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Miss Sarah Jane Asplin, Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 1 October 2012 on the retirement of Mr Justice Calvert-Smith.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Miss Asplin to the Chancery Division.

Notes for Editors

Miss Asplin, 53, was called to the Bar by the Gray’s Inn in 1984 and took Silk in 2002. She is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Mr. Justice Calvert-Smith was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1969 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed a Recorder in 1986 and a judge of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court in 2002.

Ministry of Justice


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