Nottingham Trent University graduate appointed as a full-time judge

Nottingham Trent University graduate Avik Mukherjee has recently been appointed to Birmingham Crown Court as a full-time judge.

Nottingham Trent University graduate Avik Mukherjee has recently been appointed to Birmingham Crown Court as a full-time judge.

Avik graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1989 with an LLB (Hons) Law. During his time at Nottingham Trent University he undertook a work placement at the Crown Prosecution Service, where he made a good impression. Keen to pursue a legal career, Avik applied to 1 High Pavement Chambers in 1990, providing the Crown Prosecution Service as his referee.

Since then Avik has prosecuted and defended some of the most challenging and complicated cases across the East Midlands. His biggest cases have included being the leading prosecution counsel in a triple death crash and defending one of ten people accused in the Operation Retriever cases.

When asked about Avik's recent appointment, Nottingham barrister Steven Coupland said: "Avik has qualities that will make him a fantastic judge – humility, integrity, common sense and a good sense of humour. This appointment is very well deserved."

His Honour Judge Mukherjee hopes that his story will inspire others to pursue their dreams.

Nottingham Trent University graduate appointed as a full-time judge

Published on 13 November 2015
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