A solicitor has been appointed a deputy master in the High Court’s Chancery Division.
Jason Raeburn’s appointment is notable because of his young age, his ethnicity and his non-barrister background.
At 32, he is the youngest person to be appointed a deputy master in the High Court.
Though raised in Britain, Raeburn’s father is from Grenada and his mother from Ireland.
Before his appointment there were no deputy masters from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background.
Raeburn is a solicitor advocate and a senior associate at Baker & McKenzie, where he trained and qualified in 2012 and now specialises in intellectual property law and technology disputes.
He was shortlisted for so...