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 Cub of Guernsey of which she is an active member and on behalf of the Guernsey Cheshire Home.
Philip Robey was born in 1953 and educated at Ashby-de-la Zouch Boys' Grammar School.
On leaving school he read law at the University of Liverpool. Graduating with an Honours degree in 1974, he completed articles and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1978.
Thereafter he gained experience initially in private practice in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and then in public service as a prosecutor.
In 1987 he was appointed Branch Crown Prosecutor in Hampshire.
In 1995 Philip Robey was recruited as a criminal law specialist by the Office of the Law Officers of the Crown in Guernsey.
Following completion of the Guernsey Bar exams and studies at the University of Caen, securing the requisite Certificate d'Etudes Juridiques Francaises et Normandes, he was admitted as an Advocate of the Royal Court in 1998 and appointed Crown Advocate in 2000. He was appointed Director of Prosecutions at the Chambers of the Law Officers of the Crown.
In 2005 he was appointed as an Assistant Magistrate and was appointed Lieutenant Bailiff in 2006. In 2009, he was appointed as a Judge of the Magistrates Court.