Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | District Judges and Deputy District Judges

This sub-section lists the District and Deputy District judges of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Mathu Asokan

Mathu Asokan has been a District Judge sitting on the Midlands Circuit since she was appointed in February 2002. She is also a Diversity and Community Relations Judge based at the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre. In addition, she is a committee member of the UK Association of Women Judges. Mathu...

Kiran Bhogal

Kiran Bhogal is a deputy District Judge and partner and Head of the London Healthcare Advisory Department at the national law firm Weightmans. She was previously a partner at DAC Beachcroft and was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in...

Jinder Boora

Jinder Boora has been a District Judge in the South Eastern Circuit since April 2014 and sits at Luton County Court. He was previously a Deputy District Judge appointed in 2004. Jinder was called to the Bar in 1990 and was formerly a barrister at No5...

Carole Burgher

Carole Burgher was appointed a District Judge in May 2014, having been a Deputy District Judge since May 2008. When in practise her specialism was Family Law. Carole was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 and specialised in Children’s Law for some 20...

Robin Chaudhuri

Robin Chaudhuri is a District Judge sitting at Peterborough County Court. He was previously a District Judge sitting at Milton Keynes County Court between 2008 and September 2011. He also became a Diversity and Community Relations Judge, covering the area of Lincolnshire, in 2011. Robin was...

Meekal Hashmi

Meekal Hashmi sits as a Deputy District Judge at City of Westminster Magistrates Court. He is also the General Counsel EMEA and on the board of Neuberger Berman, the investment management company

Tan Ikram

Tan Ikram became a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) on the South Eastern Circuit in May 2009 and a Diversity and Community Relations Judge in 2011. He is authorised to hear Private and Public Law family & criminal law cases . Prior to taking up his full-time appointment, he had a...

Richard Kwame Inyundo

Richard Kwame Inyundo has been a District Judge (Magistrates’ Court)  in the South Eastern Circuit since October 2014. Prior to his appointment he was a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) and a barrister at 6 King’s Bench Walk. Kwame who was called to the Bar in 1997 speaks fluent...

Sunil Iyer

Sunil Iyer was appointed as a District Judge, sitting at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, in 2010 and he is also a Diversity and Community Relations...

Rasheeda Jabbar

Rasheeda Jabbar has been a District Judge on the Midland Circuit since March...

Nadeem Khan

Nadeem Khan has been a District Judge on the Midland Circuit, based at Worcester Combined Court and Hereford County Court, since his appointment in November,...

Vijay Kumar Sehdev

Vijay Kumar Sehdev was appointed as a District Judge on the Midland Circuit in July 2000 and was previously a sole practitioner in...

Sandip Kumar Sethi

Sandip Kumar Sethi is a District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit and was appointed in September 2003. He was previously a partner at Jackson Brierley Hudson Stoney (JBHS), a solicitors and family mediation service in...

Nawal Kumrai

Nawal Kumrai has been a District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit, based at Willesden County Court, in North West London, since he was appointed in November, 2011. Nawal was admitted as a solicitor in 1988. He was appointed as a fee-paid Immigration Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal...

Davinder Lacchar

Davinder Lacchar was appointed as a District Judge in 1996 and currently sits at West London Magistrates’ Court. Davinder was called to the Bar in 1977 and specialised in Criminal and Family Law. In 1996 she was appointed to the Metropolitan Stipendiary Bench, sitting in London’s Youth and...

Azmat Nisa

Azmat Nisa has been a District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit, sitting at Kingston upon Thames, since her appointment in November 2005. She is also a Diversity and Community Relations Judge and provides judicial training on Sharia Law. Asmat was chair of the Family Justice Council’s...

Araba Obodai

Araba Obodai is a District Judge on the Northern Circuit ( North West Region) and sits at the Manchester Civil Justice Centre as one of the nominated Chancery District Judges. She is also a Judicial College Tutor. Prior to her appointment she was formerly a partner in the Commercial Litigation...

Shamim Qureshi

Shamim Qureshi was appointed as a District Judge (Magistrates’ Court) in Wolverhampton in 2004 and has been sitting in Birmingham since 2009 doing criminal and family work. He had previously been an Immigration Adjudicator from 2002-2004 and has been a Deputy Judge Advocate at Courts Martial...

Pal Sanghera

Pal Sanghera is a District Judge sitting in Birmingham. He was previously a solicitor in Leamington and is involved with various public bodies, including Warwickshire College, where he is Chair of its Equal Opportunities Advisory Committee. He is also a governor of The Kingsley School, Leamington...

Razi Shah

Razi Shah was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) in 2009. He is a also solicitor and a Higher Court...

Ray Singh CBE

Ray Singh CBE was the first ethnic minority judge on the Welsh bench. He was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 1992 and in 1997 became the Resident District Judge of the Merthyr Tydfil Combined Law Courts on the Wales Circuit. He sat on the Wales and Chester Circuit until he had to retire,...

Tony Woodburn

In January 2011 Tony Woodburn was appointed a District Judge on the Northern Circuit, based at Liverpool Civil and Family Court. He is also a Diversity and Community Relations Judge and Regional Costs Judge. Within a diverse and busy list, Tony is specifically authorised to judicially manage...