No5 Barristers’ Chambers is thrilled to announce that the King has appointed Neil Chawla as a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales.

Neil will be deployed to the Midlands Circuit, based at Wolverhampton, with effect from 16 October 2023.

Neil who will be known as His Honour Judge Chawla was a member of the Personal Injury Group at No5 prior to his appointment, had been elected as a bencher in 2019 and a Deputy District Judge in 2020.

Head of the Personal Injury Group, Henry Pitchers KC, said: “Neil was very successful at the Bar. At No5, he was greatly appreciated by the Personal Injury, Business & Property and Criminal Groups. We have no doubt that he will apply himself with equal diligence on the Bench. We congratulate His Honour Judge Chawla on his appointment as a Circuit Judge and wish him well on the next phase of his career.”