Former RLC member HHJ Mark Lucraft QC appointed lead judge at Central Criminal Court

April 9, 2020

Congratulations to former RLC member, HHJ Mark Lucraft QC who has been appointed the next Recorder of London and the lead judge at the Central Criminal Court.

He will take on some of the responsibilities of leadership at the Old Bailey with immediate effect as well as remain in post, for the time being, as the Chief Coroner due to Covid 19 crisis.

HHJ Mark Lucraft QC, aged 58, was called to the Bar in 1984 and took Silk in 2006. He was appointed a Recorder in 2003; as a Circuit Judge in 2012; and as Chief Coroner of England and Wales in 2016. He was appointed a Senior Circuit Judge at the Central Criminal Court in 2017, sitting on criminal matters as well as undertaking his work as Chief Coroner.