Richard Clews – District Judge (Magistrates Courts)
District Judge (Magistrates Courts)
Both of my parents were teachers and no-one in the family had ever been involved in the law.
I went to Kingston University and was called to the Bar in 1986. I did my pupillage in London before moving to Leeds chambers in December 1987 where I practised in criminal law until being appointed a judge in March 2016
Sectors worked in and routes taken:
I was in self-employed private practice throughout my career as a barrister
Employed as a Judge by the Ministry of Justice