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David Williams QC appointed to High Court bench

David Williams QC of 4 Paper Buildings has been appointed a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2017 consequential to the elevation of Sir Andrew Moylan to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign David Williams to the Family Division.
David Williams, aged 53, will be known as The Honourable Mr Justice Williams. David worked for the Legal Aid Board for 3 years before training as a barrister. He was called to the Bar in 1990 and went on to specialise in family law, particularly in children cases with an international dimension. He has also acted in private law disputes where there are psychological issues, such as personality disorders and parental alienation. He took Silk in 2013. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2016 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017.

In the last two months 4 Paper Buildings has had cause to celebrate three members, or former members, achieving judicial recognition. In July Sir Peter Jackson was appointed to the Court of Appeal and in August Jonathan Cohen QC was appointed to the High Court bench. He too will sit in the Family Division.