39 Essex Street’s Robert Jay QC, the counsel to the Leveson Inquiry, has been appointed to the High Court in the latest round of judicial appointments.
Jay has been named in a trio of judicial appointments alongside 4 New Square’s Sue Carr QC and Judge Andrew Gilbart. All three join the Queen’s Bench Division.
Carr and Jay replace Mr Justices Stadlen and Evans respectively, both of whom are retiring. Meanwhile Gilbart replaces Mr Justice Fulford, who is moving up to the Court of Appeal (28 March 2013).
Meanwhile professional negligence specialist Carr was named head of chambers at 4 New Square in January 2012. She has appeared on a raft of high-profile cases, including this year’s battle between the Accountancy & Actuarial Discipline Board and accountancy firm Deloitte, one of The Lawyer’s top cases for 2013 (7 January 2013).