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Richard Lees Appointed as a Deputy District Judge

Kenworthy's Chambers | October 25, 2022

Kenworthy’s Chambers are pleased to announce that Mr Richard Lees has been appointed as a Deputy District Judge by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable Lord Burnett of Maldon.

Richard Lees will now sit as a part-time Deputy District Judge on the Northern Circuit.

Speaking about his appointment, Head of Chambers Barry Grennan said, “Really well done on your appointment. Well deserved!”

Deputy Head of Chambers, Patrick Cassidy, proudly declared, “Very well-done Richard. Huge congratulations.”  

Plus, Practice Manager Maria Rushworth said, “Congratulations Richard we are all very proud of your appointment. Well done.”

Colleagues were quick to agree, with Patrick Williamson saying, “Well done Richard, many congratulations.” Joannah Webster added, “That is brilliant news, many congratulations.” Paul Im Thurn concurred, replying, “Yes, brilliant news Richard. Sincere congratulations.”

Denise Fitzpatrick said, “Congratulations on your appointment as a Deputy District Judge, Richard. I am delighted for your well-deserved success.”

Haroon Rashid commented, “Congratulations Richard, well done” and Sally Penni chimed in with “Great news Richard! Well done.”

Head of Personal Injury, Michael Smith, said he was “delighted to hear the news of your appointment. Many congratulations and wishing you every success.”  

Shazia Khan expressed, “Congratulations on this appointment.” Meanwhile, David Morton and Yasser Iqbal both wished him congratulations and thought his appointment was “excellent news”.   

Richard will be able to continue his busy practice with Kenworthy’s Chambers, where he specialises in Civil Litigation, Employment Law, and Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Please join us in wishing Richard great success in his new part-time role as a Deputy District Judge.


To find out Civil Barrister Richard Lees’ availability for your Civil Litigation case or Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence case, call our Civil Clerks Michael Jones and Matthew Thomas on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.

To check the availability of Employment Barrister Richard Lees for your Employment Law case, call our Employment Clerk Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.