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Mr Noel Jones, to be Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan, concurrent with his appointment as Ambassador to Kazakhstan.

Mr William John Warren, to be full-time Chairman of Industrial Tribunals, assigned to the Croydon office of the London South region.

Mr Joseph Anthony James, to be a district judge for the districts of the Blackpool and Preston County Courts and joint district judge in the District Registry of the High Court at Blackpool and Preston.

Mr Neil Patrick Heley, to be a Provincial Stipendiary Magistrate for the Norfolk Commission Area, to be based at Norwich Magistrate's Court.

Mr Nigel Ronald Buchanan Macleod QC, Mr Nicholas Mordaunt Chambers QC, Mr Edwin John Glasgow QC and Mr Richard Ferguson QC, to be Masters of the Bench of Gray's Inn.

Professor Dr Christian von Bar and Sir Robert Carswell, to be Honorary Masters of the Bench of Gray's Inn.