Lord Chancellor has appointed the first High Court judge to come from an ethnic
Department for Constitutional Affairs yesterday announced that Linda Dobbs, QC
– a specialist in criminal law and former chairman of the Criminal Bar
Association – would be taking up the post next month.
said it was a great honour to be invited to become a High Court judge.
this appointment might be seen as casting me into the role of standard bearer,
I am simply a practitioner following a career path. I am confident,
nevertheless, that I am the first of many to come," she said
are currently only nine black circuit judges among the 623 in England
– or 1.4 per cent.