Sir Rabinder Singh

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The Honourable Mr Justice Singh became Britain’s second ethnic minority High Court judge (assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division) and the first Sikh to assume the role in October 2011. Rabinder was a founding member of Matrix Chambers in 2000 and was a leading silk at all levels from the Employment Tribunal to the Privy Council, the Supreme Court, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. He was appointed as a Deputy High Court judge in 2003, becoming the first person of Asian origin and the youngest person, at 39, to sit in the High Court.

Rabinder obtained a double first in Law from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1985 and obtained his Master of Laws from the University of California at Berkeley in 1986, where he was a Harkness Fellow. He was a lecturer in law at the University of Nottingham from 1986 to 1988.  He was called to the Bar in 1989, took silk in 2002 and was appointed as a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2004. He has garnered numerous awards and distinctions. Rabinder was a visiting Professor of Law at the London School of Economics from 2003 to 2009; and has been an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham since 2007.  He is the Visitor to Brunel University. He was Chair of the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity (Race and Religion) Committee from 2003 to 2006, was Chair of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association from 2006 until 2008 and became a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2009.  Since January 2013 he has been one of the Presiding Judges of the South Eastern Circuit.

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