We are delighted to announce that Michael Hayton QC has been elected as leader of the Northern Circuit and will begin his three year term on 1 January 2017. He is the youngest elected leader of the Circuit.
The Circuit Leader is elected from those members of the circuit who hold the rank of Queen’s Counsel. Michael’s role will include chairing the Executive Committee of the Northern Circuit, representing the Circuit on the Bar Council and promoting the interests of Circuit members. He will be heavily involved alongside the local judiciary in the circuit administration of all the major Circuit court centres including Manchester, Liverpool and Preston.