His Honour Judge Richard Polden retires as a Circuit Judge with effect from 14 November 2017.
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His Honour Judge Polden (64) was admitted as a Solicitor in 1978. He was appointed a Deputy District Judge in 1993, a District Judge in 1995 and a Recorder in 2001. He was appointed a Circuit Judge in 2006 and the Designated Family Judge for Kent from 2008 to 2014.