News: President of the Family Division set to retire
Sir Nicholas Wall has announced plans to retire as President of the Family Division from December 1 due to ill health.
The Family Division is part of the High Court of Justice in England and Wales. The President is the most senior family law judge in the two countries.
Sir Nicholas Peter Rathbone Wall PC, now 67, was appointed to the role in April 2010. Educated at Cambridge, he was called to the Bar in 1969. Amongst other achievements, he became a Queen’s Counsel in 1988, joined the Family Division in 1993, and later became a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Board on Family Law. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal and Privy Council in 2004.
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