[1]


Dame Victoria Sharp

Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg
President of the Queen's Bench Division
Assumed office
2019
MonarchElizabeth II
High Court Judge
In office
2009–2013
Personal details
Born (1956-02-08) 8 February 1956 (age 63)
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Bristol

Dame Victoria Madeleine Sharp, DBE (born 8 February 1956), styled The Rt. Hon. Dame Victoria Sharp DBE, is the President of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in England and Wales.

She is the daughter of Lord Sharp of Grimsdyke[2].

Educated at North London Collegiate School and the University of Bristol, Victoria Sharp was called to the Bar, Inner Temple in 1979. She became a Recorder in 1998 and was also a made a QC in 1986.[3][4]

She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), as is customary, on her appointment as a Justice of the High Court on 13 January 2009.[5]

She was Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit from 2012 to 2013 and was appointed a Lady Justice of Appeal in 2013[6]. She became Vice-President of the Queen's Bench Division on 1 January 2016, succeeding Sir Nigel Davis. She became President of the Queen's Bench Division from 23 June 2019[7]. This appointment followed the retirement of Sir Brian Leveson on 22 June 2019[8].


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.judiciary.uk/you-and-the-judiciary/going-to-court/court-of-appeal-home/coa-biogs/
  2. ^ Who's Who 2019.
  3. ^ "Dame Victoria Sharp". One Brick Court. Retrieved 27 September 2009.
  4. ^ Profile, theguardian.com; accessed 26 March 2014.
  5. ^ England & Wales Senior Judiciary; accessed 26 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Appointment of the President of the Queen's Bench Division". Courts and Tribunals Judiciary. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Press release Appointment of the President of the Queen's Bench Division: 5 April 2019". Prime Minister's Press Office. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Press release Appointment of the President of the Queen's Bench Division: 5 April 2019". Prime Minister's Press Office. Retrieved 5 April 2019.