Our Patron

Patron Lecture: November 30th 2017

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About Dame Cheema-Grubb

The Honourable 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 3 children.

Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb was educated at City of Leeds School, studied Law at Kings College London, and was called to the bar in 1989. She undertook pupillage at 2 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. She was took Silk in 2013.