High Court role granted to Sarah Asplin QC
11th September 2012
The High Court has announced the appointment of three new judges, with Sarah Asplin QC increasing the Chancery Division’s hitherto underrepresented female influence.
It is hoped that Asplin, who became a barrister ten years ago, will act as a powerful influence within the Ministry of Justice, demonstrating to those in charge of legal recruitment within the department that gender should be no barrier to success.
Asplin’s area of expertise is professional negligence and trust disputes related to pensions; her appointment is actually the second of a female to the Chancery, where she will work alongside Mrs Justice Proudman. Like the two other judges who will be going to the High Court, Asplin’s job will start in earnest next month.
The other senior new faces at the MoJ will be Jeremy Stuart-Smith QC and Stephen Males QC, who will replace Mr Justice Butterfield and Mr Justice Treacy in their positions respectively.