Kelyn Bacon QC has been appointed as a Justice of the Chancery Division, with effect from 1 October 2020. The appointment was made by the Queen on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, following a competition run by the Judicial Appointments Commission. She will be referred to as the Honourable Mrs Justice Bacon.
Kelyn is the first woman from Brick Court Chambers to be appointed to the bench. She was called to the Bar in 1998, joined Brick Court Chambers in 1998 as a pupil and took silk in 2014. She was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge (Chancery Division) in 2017. She is a Governing Bencher of the Inner Temple.
Kelyn specialised in competition and EU law, with particular expertise in State aid law and pharmaceutical regulation. She will cease to practise with effect from 1 October.
The announcement of the recent high court appointments is here.