Former Member Appointed High Court Judge

14 May 2009

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of former Head of Monckton Chambers, Kenneth Blades Parker, Esq., Q.C., to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 2 October 2009 on the retirement of Mr. Justice McKinnon.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr. Parker to the Queen’s Bench Division. He will be known as Mr. Justice Kenneth Parker.

Head of Chambers, Paul Lasok QC said, “all members of Chambers are delighted to see that Ken has been appointed to the High Court and wish him well in his judicial career”.

Mr. Parker was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1975 and took Silk in 1992. He was appointed a Recorder in 2000, a Law Commissioner in 2006 and was approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Members and staff warmly congratulate Kenneth on this prestigious appointment.