Legal member association Asian Australian Lawyers Association has announced that Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, Sir Rabinder Singh, will be its first international patron.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Rabinder Singh currently sits as a Lord Justice of Appeal in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, the President of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal and a member of the Privy Council appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Born in Delhi in 1964 to a Sikh family, he came to the UK and graduated with a double first at Cambridge University and obtained an LLM at UC Berkeley before co-founding Matrix Chambers and being appointed silk in 2002.
Sir Rabinder “reached one of the highest ranks achieved by a non-white judge in Britain, and was thought to be the youngest judge to sit in the High Court”, AALA said in a statement.
Moreover, the organisation noted, he is “the first Sikh to be made a High Court judge, and wears a turban rather than a wig while presiding”.
The organisation welcomed Sir Rabinder as its first international patron: “We envisage a transformative impact and future contribution to our cultural diversity narrative in the fullness of time.”