District Bench Retirement: Chapman

District Judge Richard Dudley Chapman retires from the District Bench with effect from 16 April 2016.

Notes to editors

District Judge Chapman (70) was admitted as a Solicitor in 1970. He was appointed a Deputy District Judge in 1998 and a District Judge in 2002. He was President of the Association of Her Majesty’s District Judges from 2012 to 2013.

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