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...

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