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Friday 01 December 2023

City honours tradition with appointment of Honorary Recorder

Salisbury City Council appointed His Honour Judge Timothy Mousley KC to be the new Honorary Recorder for the City at Salisbury’s Law Courts in Wilton Road on 27 November 2023.

His Honour Judge Mousley comes to this appointment with the warm recommendation and support of his predecessor, Judge Barnett, who has held the title for the past 13 years.

His Honour Judge Timothy Mousley KC has lived in the Salisbury area since 1989. He was called to the Bar in 1979 and practised from then until 2013 from his chambers at 2 Kings Bench Walk, Temple. He took silk in 2003 and became Head of Chambers in 2005. In 1998 he was appointed as an Assistant Recorder and sat on a part time basis until 2013. After this, he became a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2000 and continued to sit in the courts all over the Western Circuit. In 2013 he was appointed to the Circuit Bench and sat as Resident Judge at Swindon from 2014 until 2018 when he was appointed to sit in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. In 2019 he was appointed as the Honorary Recorder of Portsmouth and Resident Judge of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Then in June 2023 he was appointed to sit in the Crown Courts at Salisbury and Winchester.

The role of our Honorary Recorder is to represent the judiciary at many civic events in the Council’s calendar. The traditional role dates back to medieval times and provides a valuable link between the City and the judiciary.

Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Atiqul Hoque said, “It is a great honour to appoint Judge Mousley to this role. We, of course, offer our sincere gratitude to Judge Barnett for his involvement in city life and I look forward to welcoming Judge Mousley to our next civic occasion.”