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Richard Wright QC attends first virtual swearing in of High Sheriff of North Yorkshire

Despite the coronavirus outbreak and the social distancing that is currently in place, the swearing in ceremony of the new High Sheriff of North Yorkshire went ahead with parties attending by video link.

The ceremony, that was streamed live on You Tube, was presided over by the Recorder of York, Judge Sean Morris.

Mr David Arnold Kerfoot made his declaration of office and is now the new High Sheriff of North Yorkshire.

PSQB Head of Chambers and Leader of the North Eastern Circuit, Richard Wright QC, also attended by video link and welcomed the new High Sheriff on behalf of the Bar.

The North Eastern Circuit and PSQB are working hard to ensure virtual and audio platforms are in place to enable as many court hearings go ahead as possible in these difficult times.

If you would like any further information about this please contact one of the clerks:

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Elaine Foster-Morgan on 0113 213 5217

Robyn Nichol on 0113 213 5253