Wednesday 18 March
100 Years of Women in Law: Youth Justice: A Judge's Perspective
This event has been cancelled for health reasons.
(Please note: this event was originally scheduled for Wednesday 11 March.)
Venue: Peter Williams Lecture Theatre
Inaugural address for the Student Law Society by their President: The Hon. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb DBE.
In 2006, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb became the first Asian woman to be appointed a Junior Treasury Counsel, a small, elite cadre of independent barristers trusted with the most serious and sensitive prosecutions in the country and she subsequently became the third woman ever to become a Senior Treasury Counsel. In 2007, she became a Recorder, and in 2013 she took Silk, being appointed a Queen’s Counsel (QC). In 2015, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb broke down barriers for women across the UK, by becoming the first Asian woman appointed to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.
Throughout her career, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb has acted in a number of exceptionally high-profile cases, involving extensive media coverage. These include the prosecutions of retired Church of England Bishop, Peter Ball, for sexual abuse, and of barrister and Recorder Constance Briscoe for perverting the course of justice. In 2018, Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb presided over the trial of Darren Osborne, the Finsbury Park terror attacker.
- This event is open to staff and students