The Queen has appointed Philip Leonard Mantle to be a district judge on the advice of the Lord chancellor, the right honourable Dominic Raab MP and the Lord chief justice of England and Wales, the right honourable the Lord Burnett of Maldon.
The Judicial Office reports to the lord chief justice and senior president of tribunals – its purpose is to support the judiciary in upholding the rule of law and in delivering justice “impartially, speedily and efficiently”.
It revealed the lord chief justice has deployed Mantle to the Midland Circuit, based at Dudley County Court with effect from 4 January 2022.
Mantle, aged 41, will be known as district judge Mantle. He was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2002. He was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2019.