We still remember when HHJ Dhir QC ‘shined a light on Justice’ at the Diwali celebration at the Law Society in 2014.
Anuja Dhir was born in Scotland in 1968. She was called to the bar in 1989. Anuja practised at the bar for 23 years, she prosecuted and defended in serious criminal cases and appeared in cases involving national security and human rights. She was an member of various Bar Council Committees including the Equality Committee, the Professional Conduct Committee and Law Reform Committee. Anuja was, and still, is heavily involved in advocacy training in the UK and abroad, she was head of teacher training for Gray’s Inn and has lead training in India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica (death row cases), Bermuda, Bhutan, Malaysia, Singapore (for the AG), Zimbabwe and South Africa
Anuja was elected a bencher of Gray’s Inn in 2009, appointed as a Recorder in 2010 and became a full time circuit judge in 2012. In 2016 she was appointed as a Governor of the Hackney City Academy School. February 2017, at the age of 49, Anuja was appointed as (the first non- white) Old Bailey Judge.
With all this experience, it’s clear to see that Judge Dhir QC has made an incredible and positive contribution to the legal profession!’