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Dame Parmjit ‘Bobbie’ Kaur Cheema-Grubb





Dame Parmjit ‘Bobbie’ Kaur Cheema-Grubb DBE is a judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

She is the first Asian woman to serve as a High Court judge in the United Kingdom.

Parmjit Kaur‘s parents came to the United Kingdom in the 1960s from Punjab. She was born in England in 1966, grew up in Leeds, and attended City of Leeds School before studying law at King's College, London.

She was called to the bar in 1989. In 2006, she became the first Asian woman to be appointed a Junior Treasury Counsel. The following year, in 1990, she married Russell Grubb. In 2007, she became a recorder.

In 2013, she was appointed a Queen's Counsel (QC). She served as a Senior Treasury Counsel and was authorised to sit as a deputy High Court judge. She chaired an Advocacy Training Council working group that produced the report "Raising the Bar: The Handling of Vulnerable Witnesses, Victims and Defendants in Court".

Parmjit Kaur successfully acted for the prosecution against retired Church of England bishop Peter Ball for sexual abuse and against Barrister and Recorder Constance Briscoe for perverting the course of justice.

On 22 October, 2015, Parmjit Kaur's appointment as a High Court judge was announced. She was sworn in on 25 November, 2015.

[Courtesy: Wikipedia. Edited for]
March 2, 2018

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