Centre for Law and Environment


Visiting professor appointed Deputy High Court Judge

2 June 2017

Justine Thornton
Many congratulations to our visiting professor Justine Thornton QC, who has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.

The  role of Deputy High Court Judge is reserved for those who have the experience and expertise to deal with very complex cases and will include work which would otherwise be undertaken by High Court Judges.

Justine is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, specialising in environmental law.
She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Environmental Law.

Justine Thornton QC says “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed to the judiciary. I look forward to public service and my role in upholding the rule of law.”