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Law Commissioner Frances Patterson QC has been appointed to be a Justice of the High Court.
Welcoming the announcement, Sir David Lloyd Jones, Chairman of the Law Commission, said: "I am delighted at the announcement this morning that Frances Patterson QC has been appointed a Justice of the High Court, Queen’s Bench Division, with effect from 1 October 2013. This news has brought great pleasure to all her colleagues at the Law Commission, tempered only by our sadness at her departure from the Commission where, as Commissioner leading the public law team, she has driven forward a number of particularly demanding projects with great skill. We are very grateful to her for her outstanding contribution to the Commission and all join in sending her our warmest congratulations."