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Sir Mark Warby becomes third OB appointed as Lord Justice of Appeal

18 Nov 2020
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Congratulations to OB Sir Mark Warby who has been appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He is in good company with two other Old Bristolians - Sir Rabinder Singh and Sir Timothy Holroyde also currently acting as Lord Justices of Appeal. 

Sir Mark attended BGS from 1966 -1976 before going to St John's College, Oxford. He was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1981, and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2002. He was a Recorder of the Crown Court from 2009 to 2014 and was selected to present a seminar on media law to the Leveson Inquiry Panel in 2011. In 2013, Sir Mark was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge and he has been a judge of the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) since 11 June 2014. Following His appointment to the High Court he was awarded the customary knighthood. He is one of eight new appointments to the Court of Appeal, all of whom will fill forthcoming vacancies arising from Autumn 2020. 

Sir Mark has most recently been in the news for granting a delay in the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's High Court legal battle against the publishers of the Mail on Sunday. 

Congratulations to Sir Mark Warby from all at Bristol Grammar School & the Old Bristolians. This is a remarkable achievement for each of our former students, and we are incredibly proud.  #ProudToBeBGS #BGSFamily

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