Consumer journalist title for The Judge

A SCOTTISH journalist has been acclaimed UK Consumer Journalist of the Year.

The Sunday Mail’s Jane Barrie, aka The Judge, was last year the Scottish Journalist of the Year at the awards, which are run by the Trading Standards Institute.

The Sunday Mail’s consumer editor, Barrie had to beat off rivals from newspapers, radio and television to take this year’s UK prize, achieved for her fight to win justice for readers who have been ripped off by conmen and rogue firms.