Lady Emma Arbuthnot
Chair of the Judging Panel, Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) for England and Wales
Lady Arbuthnot was called to the bar in 1986 and was a barrister in the chambers of Roy Amlot QC. In 2001 and 2002 she became a Recorder of the Crown Court and a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Court). In 2011, she became a bencher of the Inner Temple and in 2014, she took on the role of Recorder in the Family Court. In 2016, Lady Arbuthnot was appointed Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) for England and Wales.