Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir becomes first non-white judge at London Court

Apr 10, 2017 16:05 IST

Indian-origin Anuja Ravindra Dhir on 9 April 2017 became the first non-white judge of the Old Bailey Court of London. She is also the youngest circuit judge currently to sit at the court.

The Old Bailey Court of London is the Central Criminal Court of London. It houses 15 judges including 10 men and five women.

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About Anuja Ravindra Dhir
• Dhir was born in Dundee, Scotland to Indian immigrant parents and studied at Harris Academy before studying English and Scots law at Dundee University.
• During the schooling days, she was gulped-down up by dyslexia making it difficult for her to read and write.
• After winning a Gray's Inn scholarship in London, she began practicing law in 1989 where she practised for 23 years as both prosecutor and defence counsel.
• She was made a Queen’s Counsel in 2010.

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