IPOH: Ipoh-born Eason Rajah has been appointed as a High Court judge in England.
The appointment will take effect on April 18 and he will be known as the Honourable Justice Rajah.
According to the UK's Judiciary website, Eason's appointment will fill a vacancy in the High Court following elevations to the Court of Appeal and confirmed retirements.
The 56-year-old will be assigned to the Chancery Division.
When contacted, his mother Datin Gnana Rajah said she was proud and happy for her son.
"He has worked hard to be where he is today.
"His late father would have also been proud of him had he be alive today," she said, adding that Eason Rajah's late father Datuk NT Rajah was a senior lawyer who passed away four years ago.
Eason had attended school in Malaysia and England before going on to study law at the University of Nottingham.
Eason was called to the Bar in 1989 and held a general chancery practice, specialising in later years in international trust and estate litigation.
He was appointed as Queen's Counsel (now known as King’s Counsel) in 2011, and as a Recorder (crime) in 2016 (South Eastern circuit).
He was authorised to sit as a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division in 2020.
He was chair of the Chancery Bar Association from 2018 to 2020 and is a bencher of Gray’s Inn.