It is with great sadness that the Committee and members of the MCCBA have learned of the deaths of His Honour Charles Purle QC and of District Judge Debora O’Regan.
His Honour Charles Purle QC recently retired as a Senior Circuit Judge and Specialist Chancery Judge, having been appointed in 2007. Called to the Bar in 1970, he took silk in 1989, was Head of New Square Chambers from 2003 to 2007 and was Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association from 2004 to 2007. Although due to have retired in early 2017, he extended his service to assist with ensuring local judicial cover for Chancery matters, and was thus able to complete his career as one of the first judges to sit in the newly-established Business and Property Courts at Birmingham.
District Judge Debora O’Regan was admitted to the roll in 1985 and was appointed a Deputy District Judge in May 1993 and a District Judge in June 1998, and served on the International Committee of the Judicial College.
HH Charles Purle QC’s funeral will take place at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, on Monday 4th June 2018 at 2.30 pm.