Vikram’s appointment, by The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, in consultation with the Lord Chancellor, is for a six year term and was made upon the recommendation of the independent Judicial Appointments Commission. He is expected to sit in the Royal Courts of Justice in London for approximately 30 days a year.
The role of Deputy High Court Judge is reserved for those who have the experience and expertise to deal with very complex cases and will include work which would otherwise be undertaken by High Court Judges.
Vikram was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015 and is chair of ALBA, and was one of the three barrister members of the Independent Review of Administrative Law. He is widely regarded as a leader in his fields of Administrative and Public Law, Regulatory and Disciplinary Law, Court of Protection, and Costs.
Vikram’s appointment as Deputy High Court Judge formally takes effect from 1 October 2021. He will continue in full time practice at 39 Essex Chambers whilst undertaking his judicial responsibilities.