It is with great sadness that members have today heard of the sudden death of His Honour Judge Sir Gavyn Arthur, Designated Family Judge at Luton Family Court.

Chris Poole writes;

“Like many members of Chambers, I appeared regularly in Luton before Sir Gavyn.  The experience was never dull and often memorable.  Sir Gavyn didn’t suffer people and he spoke his mind.  He was however keen on getting to the issues in a case and moving things forward in the best interests of all involved.  He also appeared very appreciative of help and assistance from advocates and would acknowledge this in court.  A trip to Luton will not be same again.”

Giles Bain writes:

“An appearance before HHJ Sir Gavyn Arthur (‘Sir Gav’) was always memorable. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I will always be faithful to his plea: ‘don’t forget the gerund!’ RIP.”