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New Home Secretary appointed

New Home Secretary is experienced QC who has defended the Parole Board in challenges by prisoners

The new Home Secretary Suella Braverman QC, was called to the Bar in 2005 and as a barrister specialised in public law and judicial review.

She was Attorney General from 2020 until her new government role.

From 2010-2015 she was on the Attorney General’s Panel of Treasury Counsel. She has defended the Home Office in immigration cases, the Parole Board in challenges by prisoners and the Ministry of Defence in matters relating to injuries sustained in battle.

She was also previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from January to November 2018.

She was educated at Heathfield School in London and went on to study Law at Queens’ College, Cambridge. She gained a Masters in Law from the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne and qualified as a New York Attorney.

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