Popular silk, His Honour Judge Neil ‘George’ Ford QC, has last laugh at retirement send off

A respected judge has said goodbye to the bench with a humorous gesture during his final appearance at Bristol Crown Court.

His Honour Judge Neil Ford QC – who became a recorder in 2009 – used his out of office email status to display a drawing of a fist making a single middle finger salute on the court’s ClickShare system, the Bristol Post has reported.

Known for his good humour, peers praised both Ford’s serious and mischievous sides. In a valedictory sp...

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