Lawyers gonged

The first female judge elected to the International Criminal of Justice (ICJ) and the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Justice were recognised in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List.

Dame Rosalyn Higgins, the first female judge elected to the ICJ, who served as its president from 2006-09, received a GBE for services to international law and justice.

Sir Richard Heaton, permanent secretary to the Ministry of Justice since 2015, was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.

Mark (Baron) Bridges, partner at law firm Farrer & Co, who has been solicitor to the Queen since 2002, was awarded the Royal Victorian Order, and Robert Heslett, former Law Society President and Chair of the Personal Support Unit, received a CBE for services to access to justice and litigants in person.