Tony Woodburn

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In January 2011 Tony Woodburn was appointed a District Judge on the Northern Circuit, based at Liverpool Civil and Family Court. He is also a Diversity and Community Relations Judge and Regional Costs Judge. Within a diverse and busy list, Tony is specifically authorised to judicially manage Chancery and certain defended road traffic claims. Prior to his judicial appointment, he practised as a solicitor in his native Bristol for almost 30 years and was also an Assistant Deputy Coroner for the County of Avon as well as a past president of the Bristol Law Society. In 2007, the BBC’s Politics Show, discussing Bristol’s connection to Britain’s slave trade, said Tony was “Bristol’s highest achieving African Caribbean”.