New family judge appointed to the High Court

WigsManchester barrister Anthony Paul Hayden QC has been appointed to the High Court.

Mr Hayden, who is currently Head of Chambers at St Johns Buildings, will become a Justice of the High Court on July 31. He will be assigned to the Family Division by the Lord Chief Justice.

The appointment follows the elevation of Mrs Justice Macur to the Court of Appeal.

Mr Hayden, 52, is an acknowledged expert in family and children’s law. He was called to the bar in the 1987, became a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 2002 and a Deputy High Court judge in the Family Division in December 2004.

Mr Hayden cites “civil liberty issues relating to children and vulnerable adult medical intervention cases” as a key interest. He is co-author of the ebook Children and Same Sex Families: A Legal Handbook.

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Paul - July 3, 2013 at 8:22pm

More jobs for the boys. Why don’t they make me a judge? Fred Karno’s circus it might be, but at least you’d have a laugh along the way. The decisions would be fairer too. I’d be like that one on TV. All rat-a-tatt-tatt, she is, and over and done with in five. Save a lot of money that way. The children would grow up happier and flourish. I’d be sending along a Cafcass officer afterwards to make sure of that.

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