Dating back at least 1,000 years, the role of High Sheriff involves acting as the Sovereign’s representative in the county for the maintenance of law and order, and matters relating to the Judiciary.
The service, at Derby Cathedral on the 8th October, began with the traditional Cathedral and High Sheriff’s Processions. Members of the choir and clergy progressed through into cathedral before moving through the nave to take up their places. They were followed by members of the local legal profession, Justices of the Peace, Judges and High Sheriffs of neighbouring counties.
Respresenting the University of Derby Law Society were Philip Gordon Cowburn Esq JP and Beatrice Miano. Philip is a 3rd Year Law Student at the university, President of the Society, Chairman of the USSC and is appointed as a Justice of the Peace for England and Wales, sitting predominantly at Derby Magistrates' Court, dealing with criminal cases in the local area. Beatrice is an International student from Italy and is the Secretary of the University of Derby Law Society.
Philip and Beatrice were honoured to attend and would like to thank Sue Jennings from the University of Derby Law School.