New judicial member appointed to the Council

Mr Justice (John) Saunders has been appointed to the Council by the Lord Chief Justice with the agreement of the Lord Chancellor.

He replaces Lord Justice Treacy following his elevation to the Court of Appeal and has been appointed for three years.

Mr Justice Saunders was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1972, and was appointed as a Queen’s Counsel in 1991. He was appointed as a Recorder in 1990, and became a Senior Circuit Judge and the Recorder of Birmingham in 2004. In 2007 he was appointed as a High Court Judge in the Queen’s Bench Division. He was Presiding Judge on the South Eastern Circuit from 2009 – 2012.