The Queen has appointed John Allan Hayes QC to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable David Gauke MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed him to the North Eastern Circuit, based at Leeds Combined Court with effect from 19 February 2018.
John Allan Hayes QC, aged 49, will be known as His Honour Judge Hayes QC. He was called to the Bar (L) in 1992 and took Silk in 2013. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2016.
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