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The Ministry of Justice has appointed three new High Court judges, including 3 Stone Buildings silk Sarah Asplin.
Sarah Asplin QC
Asplin, who replaces the retiring Mr Justice Calvert-Smith, will be the second female judge in the Chancery Division alongside Mrs Justice Proudman.
The MoJ also announced the appointment of 4 New Square’s Jeremy Stuart-Smith QC and 20 Essex Street’s Stephen Males QC to the Queen’s Bench Division. Stuart-Smith replaces the retiring Mr Justice Butterfield and Males replaces Mr Justice Treacy, who has been appointed to the Court of Appeal.
Asplin was appointed silk in 2002 and focuses on pensions and related professional negligence and trusts disputes.
Stuart-Smith is primarily an insurance and professional negligence specialist. He was made a QC in 1997 and was head of chambers at 4 New Square between 2009 and 2011.
Commercial specialist Males was appointed silk in 1998.