Lord Justice Thorpe, Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, retires from the judiciary on 30 July, his 75th birthday.
The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1961. He took Silk in 1980 and, thereafter specialised in family law. He was Counsel to the Cleveland Inquiry, conducted by Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, in 1987. In 1988 Sir Mathew was appointed a judge of the High Court, Family Division. In 1995 he was appointed Lord Justice of Appeal and in January 2005 Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales.
Until his retirement he has served as Chair of : President’s International Committee, President’s interdisciplinary Committee, President’s Ancillary Relief Advisory group, the National Interdisciplinary Forum, The Interdisciplinary Education & Training Committee and Parentline Plus.
SOURCE: Family Law Week