University of Hertfordshire Law Court named after Dr Grace Ononiwu CBE

About Dr Grace Ononiwu CBE
Grace graduated from Hatfield Polytechnic (now the University of Hertfordshire) in 1988 with a degree in BA (Hons) Law and Social Sciences, before qualifying as a solicitor three years later. She then joined the CPS and rose quickly through their ranks. Not only was Grace the first Afro-Caribbean Chief Crown Prosecutor in the UK, but she was also the first woman to hold the position in Northamptonshire, the East of England, and West Midlands regions. In April this year, Grace was appointed as Director of Legal Services for the CPS.

In 2017, Grace was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Hertfordshire. She received a CBE in 2019 for her services to law and order.

Grace is also the patron of Hertfordshire Law Clinic.

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