Munby J to chair Law Commission

The Law Commission has announced Mr Justice Munby as its next chair.

Munby J ­succeeds Lord ­Justice ­Etherton, who has completed his three-year term of office. Munby J was called to the bar in 1972.

He took silk in 1988 and was appointed a High Court judge in the Family ­Division in 2000. The role of the Law Commission is to review the law in England and Wales and to recommend reform where ­needed.