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Judicial Conference: Diversity and the Judiciary

NU London | October 18, 2022

How do you create a judiciary and magistracy which is diverse and reflects the community it serves? 

On Wednesday 2nd November, Northeastern University London will host a distinguished panel who will discuss issues such as a diverse judiciary and joining a modern magistracy. 

The event is aimed at British nationals or those holding dual nationality who are interested in applying for the magistracy in England/ Wales, however anyone is welcome to attend. 

If you are interested in attending, please register here.

The Panel

Welcome by Rob Farquharson, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern University London, followed by Ursula Smartt, Associate Professor Law, Northeastern University London.

Judge Tan Ikram CBE Deputy Senior District Judge and Deputy Lead and Diversity and Community Relations Judge (Chief Magistrate, London). Hears extradition and terrorism cases; responsible inter alia for the Equal Treatment Courts Bench Book.

Katherine Sirrell JP Lay magistrate (Justice of the Peace) on the Central London Bench. ‘Day job’ is in the Strategy Planning and Budgets Department of HM Treasury.

Alexia Fetherstonhaugh JP Magistrates’ Leadership Executive and a member of the diversity strategy team of HM Courts Service, London.

Dr Kasim Randeree JP Lay magistrate on the Birmingham Bench. ‘Day job’ as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at Northeastern University London.

Conference Chair Dippy Kharaud JP: London’s Diversity and Community Relations Magistrate.