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Margaret Obi

Professional Conduct Committee Chair, Legally Qualified Member


Margaret is a solicitor. She was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2018 and works as an independent legal consultant for a number of organisations. Her current roles include:

  • Service Police Complaints Commissioner (Army, Navy and Air Force);
  • Advising international legal teams defending allegations of war crimes in the International Criminal Court;
  • Trustee and director of Appeal, a charity and law practice dedicated to fighting miscarriages of justice and advocating for reform of the criminal justice system.

Margaret is a legal assessor and legally qualified chair for various statutory bodies.

Annual Register of Interest 2023:

Membership of formal groups:

London Criminal Court Solicitors Association

Association of Regulatory Disciplinary Lawyers

International Association of Women Judges

Business, professional or social relationships:

Legal Assessor or Legally Qualified Chair:

Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service

General Dental Council

General Osteopathic Council

Health and Care Professions Council

General Optical Council

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Deputy Chair – Financial Conduct Authority

Member – The Pensions Regulator

Trustee/Director – Appeal

International Criminal Court

International Court of Justice

Companies or associations which you or members of your family are officers of employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests:

Director of Annii Legal Services

Involvement in partnerships, joint ventures or consortia:

Independent Legal Assessors

Professional relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relations with ARB:


Deputy High Court Judge

Declaration of Interests

Paid employment
Unpaid work


Business connections

Personal connections

Political or campaign activity


Deputy High Court Judge