David Rees QC appointed as Deputy High Court Judge

5 Stone Buildings is pleased to announce that David Rees QC has been appointed by the Lord Chief Justice to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge. It is planned that he will hear cases in both the Chancery and Family Divisions of the High Court. David will be sitting as a deputy judge for up to six weeks each year, and will also continue to practice full time from Chambers.

The appointment is for a single fixed four-year term and David is appointed along with 31 other new deputy judges following an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission. Further information can be viewed here.

David was previously appointed to sit as a Recorder in 2012 and since then has heard criminal cases in the Crown Court, and civil and specialist Chancery cases in the County Court. In 2017 he was also nominated to sit as judge of the Court of Protection.

On his appointment David says: “It is an enormous privilege to be appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court judge. I have very much enjoyed sitting as a Recorder and my courtroom experiences have brought a fresh perspective to my other role as an advocate. I look forward with excitement to the challenges that lie ahead.”

All of Chambers would like to congratulate David and wish him every success in his appointment.