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Dame Linda Dobbs reappointed to judicial role

In October 2004, Dame Linda became the first non-white judge in the senior judiciary

The Ministry of Justice has announced that Dame Linda Dobbs DBE has been reappointed as Independent Assessor for Miscarriages of Justice (the Assessor) for a term of five years.

Appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice, under section 133 of the Criminal Justice Act (the Act) 1988, the role will see her “gauge the amount of compensation to be paid once the Secretary of State has decided that the eligibility criteria is met”.

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