Jonathan Cohen appointed High Court Judge

Posted: 02 Oct 2017

Our congratulations to English Fellow, Jonathan Cohen QC, who has been appointed a High Court Judge.  We wish Jonathan 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 Mr Jonathan Lionel Cohen QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr Jonathan Lionel Cohen to the Family Division.

Jonathan Lionel Cohen, aged 66, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Cohen. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1974 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1993, as a Recorder in 1997 and as a fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2000 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2005.

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