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Jonathan Cohen QC appointed to the High Court bench

On 24 August 2017 it was announced that Jonathan Cohen QC has been appointed to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the retirement of Sir Antony Edwards-Stuart.  He will be assigned to the Family Division. Jonathan Lionel Cohen QC, aged 66, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Cohen. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1974 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1993, as a Recorder in 1997 and as a fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber in 2000 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2005.  He was Head of chambers at 4 Paper Buildings from 2003 to 2012.  Ceri White, barrister at 4pb tweeted: "So well deserved but we'll miss him so much. 4pb's loss is the High Court's gain."