Jamal Jeffers is the youngest ever Black Judge to be appointed

Jamal Jeffers is the youngest ever Black Judge to be appointed

We are very proud to announce that Jamal Jeffers’ recent appointment as a Deputy District Judge has been confirmed by the Judicial Statistics office as the youngest ever Black judicial appointment.

Following the statisticians’ confirmation of this incredible achievement, which was even more poignant as Jamal’s appointment was confirmed during Black History Month, Jamal said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed as a Deputy District Judge, made even more special by knowing I am the youngest Black Judge. Black History is not just consigned to the pages of history books, but my appointment shows that it is living and relevant for us all. I look forward to my time on the Bench and will do right by all people.

Jamal is committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within the legal profession to see it truly represent the society it serves.
He was the first recipient of the Nottinghamshire Law Society Equality & Diversity Champion award in 2022, is a Co-Founder of both BME at The Bar, a Midlands based group of Black Barristers who seek to increase the number of Black practitioners within the profession, and the Jeffers-Nunn Award at the University of Leicester, which aims to support individuals from under-represented groups. He is a member of Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee and within Chambers is an Equality and Diversity Officer and sits on the Board of Directors.

Civil & Family Practice Director Stuart Walker commented “Our sincerest congratulations to Jamal on what is a well-earned and well deserved appointment. We are immensely proud of this achievement and it is an honour for the practice management team within chambers to be able to play even a small part on the pathway to what is a landmark achievement for Jamal as the youngest ever appointed Black Judge.”

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