Circuit Judge Appointment: Laurence James West-Knights QC

June 8, 2017

Hailsham Chambers are delighted to announce that Laurie West-Knights QC has been appointed as a Circuit Judge. He was called to the bar (G) in 1977 and took Silk in 2000. He was appointed as an Assistant Recorder in 1995 and as a Recorder in 1999. After being a member of Hailsham Chambers for 38 years, we would like to congratulate and wish him the best in his new role!

Laurence James West-Knights QC has been appointed by the Queen on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Elizabeth Truss MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.

The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Snaresbrook Crown Court effective from Friday 7th July 2017 after which Laurence will be known as His Honour Judge West-Knights QC.