Barrister Bobbie Cheema-Grubb QC has become the first Asian woman to be appointed to the High Court. Circuit judge, Her Honour Judge May QC, has also been appointed, taking the total number of women on the High Court bench to 23 out of 108 (21%) which is the highest ever. Cheema-Grubb QC, from London’s 2 Hare Court, was called to the Bar in 1989 and took Silk in 2013. She was appointed as a recorder in 2007 and is approved to sit as a deputy High Court judge. She will be assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court next month. Sir Rabinder Singh was the first Asian to be appointed to the High Court, in 2011.