Tuesday 21 September 2010

New Copyright Tribunal Chairman

Congratulations go to Colin Birss QC on his appointment, announced yesterday and effective 5 October, as new Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal (and Judge of the Patents County Court).
His Honour Judge Birss QC, as he will be known, is a relatively youthful 45 and became a silk in 2008. He has been one of the Deputy Chairmen of the Copyright Tribunal since last year.
Earlier this year, the Tribunal rules were modernised with the ambition of streamlining the Tribunal process and introducing more pro-active case management - we wish His Honour every success in delivering on these aspirations.

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