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21st April 2016, 20:28

Dame Janet first woman sworn in as Court of Appeal judge

The judge appointed by the BBC to lead on the Savile Inquiry has become the first woman to be sworn in to the Court of Appeal in Gibraltar. Dame Janet Smith, who was sworn in at the Convent this week, also prepared the Shipman Inquiry in 2000, the report into the activities of the serial killer Harold Shipman. Following that report, Dame Janet became the fourth woman to be promoted to the Court of Appeal, following Baroness Butler Sloss.

On the advice of the Judicial Service Commission, and after consultation with the Minister for Justice, Dame Janet was sworn in as a Judge for the Court of Appeal of Gibraltar on Monday.