Baljit Ubhey OBE

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Baljit Ubhey OBE was made the Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) for the London Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the largest CPS area, in October 2013, working her way up from a CPS traineeship. She received an OBE in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the CPS and in 2008 she was named Public Service Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers. Baljit is a member of the Law Society's Criminal Law Committee. She entered the CPS as a legal trainee in the early 1990s and progressed through the ranks to become CCP for Thames Valley, one of the largest CPS areas outside London, in 2004. At the time of her appointment she was the youngest person in the CPS to hold such a post. In 2007 she became Group Chair for CPS Thames and Chiltern before becoming CCP for the Area in 2011. She has had several roles within the CPS, ranging from Senior Crown Prosecutor at one of London's busiest courts, to becoming the first National Diversity Manager and a Senior Policy Adviser managing major projects for the CPS nationally. She is a former member of the Thames Valley Criminal Justice Board and a former non-executive director for the East London and City Health Authority.

Baljit was also involved with local charity and community groups and chaired a charity in East London which provided counselling services for children and young people. She was a member of the Newham Asian Women's Project, which helps women suffering from domestic violence, and in 2004 was appointed by the NHS Appointments Commission to serve on the Barts and The London NHS Trust Board until February 2008. Baljit was also an adviser to the International Law Department of the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge between 2009 and 2011.

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