A former pupil of Calder High School has been appointed a Circuit Judge.
The Queen has appointed Tina Jeanette Landale to be a Circuit Judge on the advice of the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, the Right Honourable The Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd.
She will be based at Peterborough Crown Court.
Ms Landale, who is 49, will be known as Her Honour Judge Landale.
After leaving Calder High, she studied law at Wolverhampton and was called to the Bar in 1988.
Her father, Barry, said the family was very proud of her achievement.
As a girl she had expressed her interest in a career in the law but had been told that would be unlikely.
“So she went ahead anyway and did it.
“She began at a small chambers in Manchester and then moved to the Exchange in Manchester, which is the biggest in the city,” he said.
Having become a barrister she later, in 2009, became a Recorder and now The Lord Chief Justice has deployed her to the South Eastern Circuit, based at Peterborough Crown Court with effect from March 9, 2015.