Today, we want to celebrate and recognise, Judge Usha Karu. Appointed Circuit Judge in 2005, she is the Resident Judge of Inner London Crown Court. She is one of the very few BME women in the judiciary.She was appointed Assistant Recorder in 1998. Judge Karu is an incredible advocate for increasing diversity within the Judiciary and we have heard her speak out on this issue on numerous occasions. She is also a Diversity and Community Relations Judge, the coordinating judge for Judicial Mentors for Recorders for the London area as well as the New Recorders Training Judge at the Inner London Crown Court, and sits as a judicial member of the Mental Health Tribunal (Restricted Patients Panel). She is the Circuit Judge Commissioner at the Judicial Appointments Commission and a Bencher of Middle Temple. We applaud you Judge Karu for your incredible work and inspiring women in the legal profession to pursue a career in law to seek out judicial appointment.’