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HIS HONOUR JUDGE CHARLES GEORGE WARD KC (1875-81) - born in 1864, he became a barrister in 1890. For many years he was an advocate in the Transvaal, Orange River and Rhodesia, as well as Kimberley, Bulawayo and Johannesburg. He was appointed KC in 1906. He was Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court in Transvaal in 1910 and was a member of the Commission of Enquiry into the Transvaal Mine Riots of 1912. He was then Chairman of the Board of Arbitration for the Rhodesian Railway from 1918 until his early death aged 58 on 26 March 1923.
SIR STEPHEN JAMES MURPHY Kt (1889-93) - born in 1875, he joined the Indian Civil Service in 1898, rising to a District and Sessions Judge, before becoming Legal Secretary to the Indian Government in 1922. By 1928 he had risen to a Puisne (senior) Judge at the High Court in Bombay, where he stayed until he retired in 1935 and was knighted.
SIR CLAUD RAMSEY WILMOT SETON Kt MC (1896-99) - prior to WW1 he became a Solicitor in London. During WW1 he served with distinction, twice being mentioned in dispatches and being awarded the MC. After the war he qualified as a barrister and took up a series of senior judicial roles abroad, including Chief Justice, Nyasaland in 1941; Chief Justice in Fiji and Chief Judicial Commissioner for the Western Pacific from 1945. He was knighted in 1944.
HIS HONOUR JUDGE HENRY JOHN GARRARD (K20-25) - Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Birmingham area (1963-65), Recorder, Burton-on-Trent (1964-65), Assistant Recorder, Gloucester (1964-65) and Judge of County Courts from 1965.
HIS HONOUR JUDGE GEOFFREY WILLIAM MARTIN OBE (G46-54) - after qualifying as a solicitor in 1966, he has spent most of his career as a judge in far flung Commonwealth countries such as Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Somoa, St Helena and the Falklands. Since 2004 he has been Acting Judge and Commercial Arbitrator in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and a Deputy District Judge in the UK. He was awarded the OBE in 1992.
SIR JEREMY MIRTH SULLIVAN (R59-63)
- he was called to the Bar in 1968, took Silk in 1982, was a Recorder from 1989 until 1997 and was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 1993. He served as attorney general to the Prince of Wales between 1994 and 1997. He has been a judge of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, since 1 October 1997 and was knighted in the same year. On 15 December 2008 it was announced that he was going to be appointed a Lords Justices of Appeal from 12 January 2009.
SIR MARK HEDLEY (G56-65)
- in a ceremony at Liverpool University in 2003, he was said to be "the epitome of a modern judge, in touch with society and its issues". He retired from the High Court (Family Division) on 10 January 2013.
HIS HONOUR JUDGE RUPERT OVERBURY (S71-76) - he was called to the Bar in 1984 and was appointed a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit in 2003. On 29 October 2007 it was announced that he was to become a Circuit Judge on the South Eastern Circuit, based at Basildon Combined Court Centre, with effect from 13 November 2007.