Court of Appeal: Retirement of Lord Justice Adrian Fulford

RetirementCourt of Appeal

Lord Justice Adrian Fulford retires as a Lord Justice of Appeal with effect 1 October 2022.

Background Information

Sir Adrian Bruce Fulford (69) was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1978 and took Silk in 1994. He was appointed as a Recorder in 1995 and a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) in 2002. He was a Judge of the International Criminal Court from 2003 to 2012, assigned to the Trial Division, and later elected as President of the Trial Division. He was the Presiding Judge of the South Eastern Circuit from 2009 until he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013. He became the Deputy Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales in 2015 and served as the Senior Presiding Judge from 2016 to 2017.

In 2017 he was appointed to the role of the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner. He was appointed as Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in 2019, when he stood down as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner.