10th September 2004




A circuit judge will be honoured with an award for his services to law next week.


His Honour Judge Richard Jenkins will be presented with the award by the University of Lincoln in acknowledgment of his considerable contributions to law.


After gaining his Masters in Law at Trinity Hall Cambridge in 1965, Judge Jenkins was called to the Bar and was active in many areas of the legal profession, particularly criminal work in the Thames Valley and London.


His career included practising at the Common Law Bar – principally in crime and family law.


In 1984 he began to sit as a part-time judge and was appointed as one of Her Majesty’s Circuit Judges in 1989. Since then he has sat in Lincoln and Grimsby in the County and Crown Courts. He also sits as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Family and Queen’s Bench Divisions and tries serious sex offences in the Crown Court.


In the past 15 years Judge Jenkins has specialised in fraud cases but locally he has made significant contributions to the development of family law work.


Since 1997 he has been the Designated Family Judge at Lincoln Care Centre and has played a major part in setting up the Lincolnshire Family Mediation Service, of which he is the honorary president. He also serves as Chair for the Family Sub-committee for the Council of Circuit Judges.


A spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said, “We are very pleased to honour Judge Jenkins, who is a renowned judge and a great servant to Lincoln.”


He will receive his award on Wednesday 15th September at 7:30pm.


For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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