The Lord Chief Justice has announced, in concurrence with the Lord Chancellor, the appointment of three Presiding Judges.
Mr Justice Singh has been appointed to the South Eastern Circuit where he will succeed Mr Justice Saunders.
Mrs Justice Sharp has been appointed to Western Circuit where she will succeed Mr Justice Field.
Mr Justice Globe has been appointed to the North Eastern Circuit where he will succeed Mr Justice Openshaw.
These appointments are made from 1 January 2013, when the current Presiding Judges step down, to 31 December 2016.
Notes for Editors:
Mr Justice Singh was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of California at Berkeley. He was called to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn in 1989 and was in practice from 1990 - 2011. He became a QC in 2002; Bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 2009; Deputy High Court Judge 2003 - 2011; Recorder 2004 - 2011. He has been a Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division since 2011.
Mrs Justice Sharp was educated at University of Bristol. She was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1979 and was in practice from 1979 - 2009; Bencher of the Inner Temple in 2009; she was appointed a QC in 2001; Recorder from 1998 - 2008. She has been a Judge of the High Court, Queens Bench Division since 2009.
Mr Justice Globe was educated at Birmingham University. He was called to the Bar, Middle Temple in 1972 and was in practice from 1972 - 2003. He became a QC in 1994; Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2005 and was an Assistant Recorder from 1987 - 90; a Recorder from 1991 - 2003; a Circuit Judge, then a senior Circuit Judge from 2003 - 11 and was Hon. Recorder of Liverpool from 2003 - 11. He has been a Judge of the High Court, Queen's Bench Division since 2011.
Presiding Judges are responsible for the deployment of the judiciary and allocation of cases on their Circuit. They also have a responsibility for general supervision of judges on their circuits.