Peter Roth QC Appointed High Court Judge

15 Sep 2009 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Monckton member Peter Roth QC to be a Justice of the High Court with effect from 1 October 2009 on the elevation of Mr. Justice Patten to the Court of Appeal.

The Lord Chief Justice will assign Mr. Roth to the Chancery Division.

Head of Chambers, Paul Lasok QC said, “This is a well-merited appointment.  Peter is very intelligent and a pleasant individual. He will make a fine judge.”.

Peter Roth QC was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1977 and took Silk in 1997.  He was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court Judge.

Members and staff warmly congratulate Peter on this prestigious appointment.

Peter’s appointment follows the recent news that a former member of Chambers, Kenneth Parker QC, will also be sworn in on Friday 2 October as a High Court Judge, sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division.