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Judges of the Magistrates Court

Cherry McMillen
Cherry McMillen was born and brought up in Northern Ireland until she was 13 years when her family moved to England.

She was educated at secondary school in Belfast (Ashleigh House ) and Scunthorpe (John Leggott) and read history at the University of Warwick where she graduated with an Honours degree in 1977.

She converted to law and following articles in London, she was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1984. She was a partner of Wallace Bogan from 1989 to 1992 specialising in family, criminal and housing law.

She left in 1992 to set up in practice as a principal of her own firm specialising in family and criminal law.

She gained additional experience as a Duty Court and Police Station Solicitor commencing in 1986 and as a Law Society Children's Panel member commencing in 1988.

She was appointed a Deputy District Judge (Magistrate's Court) a part time judicial appointment which she held from 1999 to 2004.

Cherry McMillen was recruited to the Royal Court in Guernsey in 2004 and promoted to Lieutenant Bailiff in 2005.  In 2009, she was appointed as a Judge of the Magistrates Court.

Since coming to the Island she has taken the opportunity to learn and play Bridge and tries to commit time to charitable fund raising (including the setting of many quizzes) both through the Soroptimist Club of Guernsey of which she is an active member and on behalf of the Guernsey Cheshire Home.

Graeme McKerrell
Graeme McKerrell was born and brought up in Scotland until he was 10 years of age when his family moved to England. 

He was educated at Ewell Castle School, Surrey and later read law at Kingston University. This was followed by him undertaking the Law Society's Finals course at the College of Law, Guildford.

He undertook articles of clerkship with a medium sized firm in Aldershot where he practised as a solicitor for a period of time after formal qualification specialising in family and domestic proceedings.  As a consequence he would regularly appear in both Magistrate and County Courts across Hampshire and Surrey. 

In 1986 he joined Sussex Police Prosecutions Department and later transferred to the newly formed Crown Prosecution Service.  After four years in Sussex (including a five month secondment to CPS HQ in London to prosecute cases arising from the "Poll Tax" riots in 1990) he transferred permanently to CPS HQ, where for two years he headed the Recruitment Branch and thereafter worked within the Operations Group helping to develop national standards and procedures.  In 1994 he became the Branch Crown Prosecutor for Brighton and was later appointed The Crown Prosecutor for Sussex.

In 1997 Graeme McKerrell was recruited as a criminal specialist within the Chambers of the Law Officers of the Crown in Guernsey.  Following completion of the Guernsey Bar examinations and after obtaining a Certificate d'Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes at the University of Caen he was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 2001. He was appointed a Crown Advocate the following year.  In 2005 he became Director of Criminal Prosecutions and a Contrôle Délégué in 2006.

In 2015 he was appointed as a Judge of the Magistrate's Court and as a Lieutenant Bailiff.