Dr Victoria McCloud has made history by becoming the UK's first transgender judge in the High Court.
This is a promising move for the legal sector but raises further questions of whether the sector is doing enough to promote diversity within the sector.
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A transgender woman has made history after becoming a leading judge in the High Court. Dr Victoria McCloud is the most senior public figure known to have transitioned from male to female and has been hailed as a pioneer. As the youngest-ever Master in the High Court, the 46-year-old has presided over high-profile civil cases involving celebrities such as Russell Brand and Katie Price.