Deputy District Judge appointment for solicitor Helen Maltby

2nd November 2021

Acclaimed Family law are pleased to announce the recent appointment of solicitor Helen Maltby as a Deputy District Judge.  Director Michelle Cooper is delighted by Helen’s appointment, recognising the benefits solicitors can bring to the judiciary and providing our solicitors with a wider perspective on the Court system.
Having completed her Post Graduate degree in Sheffield, Helen has had a diverse career working as a paralegal in Ghana and a lecturer as well as practicing as a family lawyer at leading firms in Sheffield before joining Acclaimed in 2019.
There have been calls for a more representative Bench, after recent statistics published by The Ministry of Justice showed a lower percentage of non-barristers being recommended for a judicial post than in 2014 (only 15 % of judicial appointments are solicitors). Helen is honoured to be appointed as a DDJ, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to the post and is looking forward to embracing new challenges whilst continuing with her rewarding work for clients at Acclaimed Family Law.

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