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Mary Stacey (OKS) becomes second 1978 leaver to be appointed a High Court judge

Congratulations to Mary Stacey (OKS, Galpin’s, 1976-78) on her appointment as a Justice of the High Court by Her Majesty the Queen. Interestingly, Mary joins Dame Frances Judd QC—who also left Galpin’s in 1978 and has served as a governor of King’s since 2013—as a high court judge after she was appointed in 2019.

Mary specialised in employment and discrimination law as a solicitor and received her first experience as a judge in employment tribunals in the late 1990s. “Once I started, I absolutely loved it,” she explained in a video for the Judicial Office in 2017. “It was a luxury not to have to be partisan any longer, and it felt a privilege for people to come before you and want you to adjudicate on their disputes. So I got the bug and I wanted more.” She was later appointed as a Circuit Judge in 2014 and as a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Queen’s Bench Division in 2018.

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