On Tuesday, Steve Levinson interviewed Her Honour Dawn Freedman
Dawn was a Circuit Judge who sat for many years at Harrow Crown Court. Dawn was the youngest person to be appointed to the position of Stipendiary Magistrate (now called a District Judge) and sat at South West London Magistrates’ Court. At the request of the late Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Dawn and the late Judge Myrella Cohen QC drafted a pre-nuptial agreement to be signed by couples agreeing to behave in accordance with Jewish Law if they divorced. Dawn and Myrella played a part in the drafting of the Divorce (Religious Marriages) Act 2002 giving judges the power to postpone decrees absolute until the parties had complied with their religious obligations. Dawn is a former Trustee of Jewish Women’s Aid.
If you missed this event you can view the recording here.