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Mr Justice Bennett retires from and Nicholas Mostyn joins the High Court bench

Judicial changes from 20 April 2010

On 20 April Mr Justice Bennett will retire after 15 years service as a High Court judge of the Family Division. Nicholas Mostyn QC of 1 Hare Court has been appointed a judge of the High Court and allocated to the Family Division.
Mr. Justice Bennett, 66, was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1966 and took Silk in 1988. He was appointed a Recorder in 1987 and a judge of the Family Division of the High Court in 1995.

Mr. Mostyn was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1980 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and has sat as a deputy High Court Judge. He has been involved in most of the landmark cases in the field of matrimonial finance in recent years including White v White, Miller v Miller and Radmacher v Granatino (in which the judgment of the Supreme Court is awaited) and is regarded as one of the leading family lawyers of his generation.