We are pleased to announce the Queen has appointed Jonathan Straw to be a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the Midland Circuit, based at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court with effect from 1 November 2021.
Jonathan was called to the Bar in 1992 and has been a valued and respected member of Chambers.
We wish him every success with his judicial career.
Jonathan’s full Courts and Tribunals Judiciary announcement is here.