His Honour Judge Peter Thornton QC retires as a Senior Circuit Judge with effect from 18 October 2016.
Notes to editors
His Honour Judge Thornton QC (70) was called to the Bar (M) in 1969, took Silk in 1992 and elected as a Bencher in 2001. He became an Editor of Archbold in 1992, was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1994 and a Recorder and a Member of the Editorial Board for the Criminal Law Review in 1997. He was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2003, Senior Circuit Judge in 2007 and Chief Coroner in 2012.