University of Sheffield Graduate, Dame Julia Macur Appointed to the Court of Appeal

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University of Sheffield graduate Julia Macur has, this month, been promoted to the esteemed position of Lady Justice of Appeal in the High Court.

Dame Julia Macur is a family specialist who has been a High Court judge for seven and a half years. In 2012 Home Secretary Theresa May appointed Dame Julia Macur to investigate the terms of the Waterhouse inquiry into the North Wales child abuse scandal. She one of only three women to be promoted to the Court of Appeal, joining fellow University of Sheffield graduate, The Rt Hon Lady Justice Rafferty (LLB 1971).

Dame Julia Macur’s inspirational career started at the University of Sheffield where she studied law and graduated in 1978. Following her degree, she was then called to the bar in 1979 and was a practising barrister until 2005. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998 and was a Recorder of the Crown Court between 1999 and 2005.

Miles Stevenson, Director of Alumni & Donor Relations of the University of Sheffield, said: "We are delighted that Dame Julia Macur has achieved this position and hope her career will be an inspiration to all of our current Law students.”

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