Nicholas Francis appointed High Court Judge

Posted: 06 Oct 2016

Our congratulations to English Fellow, Nicholas Francis QC, who has been appointed a High Court Judge.  We wish Nicholas every success in his judicial career and are delighted that he has decided to remain with the Academy as a Judicial Fellow.


The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Nicholas Francis QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 6 October 2016 consequential to the retirement of Dame Mary Hogg DBE.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Francis to the Family Division.

Nicholas Francis QC, aged 58, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Francis. He was called to the Bar (M) in 1981 and took Silk in 2002. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1999, as a Recorder in 2000 and a Deputy High Court Judge in 2011.

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