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Baroness Scotland – Politician


Baroness Scotland was created a peer as Baroness Scotland of Asthal, of Asthal in the County of Oxfordshire, in 1997 and was raised to the Privy Council in July 2001.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC was joint first, black woman peer.

Born in Dominica in 1956, and arrived in Britain at the age of 2 along with 10 other siblings.After graduating with LLB Hons (London), Patricia Scotland was called to the Bar, Middle Temple, in 1977.In 1991 she made legal history becoming the first black female QC (Queens Counsel) at the age of 35. She was made a bencher of the Middle Temple in 1997, becoming a judge in 1999,

Baroness Scotland

Baroness Scotland

Baroness Scotland becomes Parliamentary Secretary

Baroness Scotland became a Parliamentary Secretary at the Lord Chancellor’s Department on 11 June 2001. She was previously a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, having being appointed to that post in 1999.

She is member of the Bar of Antigua and the Commonwealth of Dominica; was appointed a Recorder in 2000 and is approved to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge of the Family Division; she is a former member of the Commission for Racial Equality and served as a member of the Millennium Commission from 1994-99.

Baroness Scotland was created a peer as Baroness Scotland of Asthal, of Asthal in the County of Oxfordshire, in 1997 and was raised to the Privy Council in July 2001.

She married in 1985 and has two sons.

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