The Queen has appointed District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) Fiona Elizabeth Barrie to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Michael Gove MP, and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.
The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Harrow Crown Court with effect from 21 October 2015.
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Fiona Elizabeth Barrie, aged 50, will be known as Her Honour Judge Fiona Barrie. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1990. She served as a Fee-paid Immigration Adjudicator of the Immigration Appellate Authority between 2002 and 2005, and as a Fee-paid Immigration Judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal between 2005 and 2007. She served as a Fee-paid Legal Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal (England) between 2003 and 2008, and as a Fee-paid Judge of the First-tier Tribunal assigned to the Health, Education and Social Care Chamber (Mental Health) between 2008 and 2009. She was appointed as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) in 2005, as a District Judge (Magistrates’ Courts) in 2009, and as a Recorder in 2012.