Christopher Vajda QC sworn in as UK Judge to the European Court of Justice

09 Oct 2012 | by Caroline Sweeney

Monckton Chambers is delighted to announce the appointment of Christopher Vajda QC as the new UK judge to the European Court of Justice, following a swearing in ceremony on 8th October 2012.

Minister for Europe, David Lidington MP, welcomed the appointment saying:

“I congratulate Mr Vajda on his appointment. I am confident that his extensive previous experience will enable him to make a significant contribution to the workings of the Court during his term.”

Christopher Vajda QC has practised as a Barrister for the past thirty years. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997 and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn in 2003. Christopher has sat as a recorder within the Crown court for the past eight years and has significant expertise in the fields of both UK and European law, and the corresponding European and legal systems. As a Barrister he has appeared in front of both the Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice on a number of occasions.

Christopher has taken up his appointment for an initial term of six years.