Anuja Ravindra Dhir is Old Bailey Court’s first non-white judge

Q.  Who is the Indian origin first non white judge appointed in London’s Old Bailey Court , the city’s central criminal court?
- Published on 12 Apr 17

a. Nikki Haley
b. Anuja Ravindran Dhir
c. Raja Rajeswari
d. Both b and c

ANSWER: Anuja Ravindran Dhir
Anuja Ravindra Dhir is Old Bailey Court’s first non-white judgeIndian-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.

Anuja Ravindra 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 faced 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.

Dhir donned her judge’s robes as a circuit judge at the Central Criminal Courts, known as at the Old Bailey, in London in February 2017.

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