New President of the Family Division appointment: The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane

Sir Andrew McFarlane has been appointed as the President of the Family Division from 28 July 2018. The appointment follows the retirement of Sir James Munby on 27 July 2018.

Sir Andrew McFarlane was called to the Bar in 1977 and took Silk in 1998. He was appointed a Recorder in 1995, a Deputy High Court Judge in 2000 and a High Court Judge in the Family Division in 2005.