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date: 30 November 2021

Norton, Heather Sophia free

(Her Honour Judge Norton)

Norton, Heather Sophia free

(Her Honour Judge Norton)

Born Thatcham 24 Nov. 1966; d of Doris Norton; m 1996, Very Rev. Nicholas Charles Papadopulos, qv; one s one d

a Circuit Judge, since 2012; Resident Judge, Reading Crown Court, since 2018


Chichester High Sch. for Girls; Millfield Sch.; Birmingham Univ. (LLB Hons)


Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1988; a Recorder, 2007–12; Resident Judge, Canterbury Combined Court, 2016–18. Chm., Bishops Disciplinary Tribunals, 2018–. Hon. Recorder of Canterbury, 2017–18. Mem. Council, Univ. of Kent, 2015–18


(jtly) Pace: a practical guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, 2006, 5th edn 2019; (jtly) Vulnerable People and the Criminal Justice System, 2017


music, history, walking (occasionally running), women’s equality


Reading Crown Court, Old Shire Hall, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EH