A former pupil of Bradford Grammar School is a new Circuit Judge at the city’s Crown Court.

A ceremony was due to be held today to welcome Neil Davey QC, 61, who was head of chambers at 39 Park Square in Leeds.

Judge Davey QC has been appointed to the North Eastern Circuit, based at Bradford Combined Court Centre, by the Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP.

He was called to the Bar in 1978 and became a QC in 2001. He was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1999 and a Recorder in 2000.

Judge Davey will sit as both a criminal and civil judge at Bradford Combined Court Centre.

The welcome ceremony at 10am was due to be led by The Honorary Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC.