Richard Jacobs QC, former co-Head of Essex Court Chambers, has been appointed as a Justice of the High Court. Richard is appointed with effect from 25 June 2018 and will be assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division as a nominated judge of the Commercial Court. The new Mr Justice Jacobs will be sworn in by the Lord Chief Justice at 4.45pm on 27 June 2018.
Richard Jacobs QC was called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1979 and took Silk in 1998. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2002 and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017. He joined Essex Court Chambers in 1980 and served as co-Head alongside Graham Dunning QC from 2013-2017. Throughout his career at the Bar, Richard has appeared regularly as counsel in the English High Court and appellate courts and in international arbitrations conducted in London and abroad, and also sat as arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes.
David Foxton QC, Head of Chambers at Essex Court Chambers, stated:
“We congratulate the JAC on an outstanding appointment to the High Court bench, the third appointment from Essex Court Chambers to the Commercial Court in the last 12 months. We wish Richard every success in his new role”.
The members of Essex Court Chambers offer Richard their congratulations.