High Court Appointments

4 September 2020

Judicial Office has today announced the appointment of Richard Meade QC as a High Court Judge following an open competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC). He will take up his role on Monday 7 September.

More High Court Judge announcements will be made as the year progresses.

Richard Meade QC

Richard is a barrister. He grew up in North London where he attended a state secondary school before going on to Oxford University, graduating in 1988.

After University he worked at Andersen Consulting on IT projects. He was called to the Bar in 1991 after being awarded the Scarman Scholarship for coming first in the Bar Vocational Course. Richard went on to specialise in intellectual property and commercial work relating to technology and the music business.  As well as appearing in the English Courts he has appeared in the Court of Justice in the European Union and the European Patent Office.

He has been a CEDR-accredited mediator since 2003, was appointed as a Recorder in 2009 and as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2011.

For more information, visit: www.judiciary.uk/announcements/high-court-appointment/.