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The Honourable Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb appointed as new UBLC Patron

Press release issued: 5 May 2017

The University of Bristol Law Club (UBLC) are delighted to announce that the Honourable Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb has accepted their invitation to become the Patron of the University of Bristol Law Club for the 2017-2018 year.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb is a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales. She was born in Derby and is the first Asian woman to serve as a Justice of the High Court. She now lives in Putney, London with her husband and three children.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb was educated at the City of Leeds School, and went on to study Law at King's College London, and was called to the bar in 1989 eventually taking Silk in 2013. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb undertook pupillage at Two Hare Court, subsequently specialising in prosecuting and defending cases of serious fraud, homicide and terrorism.

In 2006 she was appointed Junior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey and then Senior Treasury Counsel: the third woman ever to achieve this elite rank. In 2007 she became a Crown Court Recorder and eventually served as a Tutor-Judge for the Judicial College, as well as teaching advocacy for Gray's Inn and abroad for the Advocacy Training Council.

The Patron of the Law Club provides a lecture to all UBLC members in the Spring term of each academic year.

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