Lady Justice Rafferty
|Lady Justice of Appeal|
5 July 2011
|Succeeding||The Lord Dyson PC QC|
Anne Judith Rafferty
26 July 1950
|Spouse(s)||Brian Barker CBE QC|
|Children||4 (1 deceased)|
Educated at Wolverhampton Girls' High School and a graduate of the University of Sheffield, Rafferty was the first woman Chair of the Criminal Bar Association. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990 and a Recorder the following year. In 1999, she was promoted Deputy High Court Judge, before her appointment to the High Court of Justice in 2000, when she was assigned to the Queen's Bench Division; she received the customary accolade of the realm as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE).
In 2019, she became known for overturning the decision that Boris Johnson was to face three allegations of misconduct in public office, amongst them lying that the UK was sending £350m a week to Brussels.
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Sir Peter Middleton
| Chancellor of the University of Sheffield