'The guillotine comes down at midnight on the 12th of September' - Mr Justice Barry White to retire from the bench
Mr Justice Barry White has indicated that he will retire from the bench this autumn.
The Central Criminal Court judge made the statement in court this morning, after lawyers requested that he adjourn a case until the next legal term, which begins in October.
“I will not be here next term,” he said. “The guillotine comes down at midnight on the 12th of September.”
He agreed to take the case that week.
“There I was thinking my working life would be ended on the 31st of July,” he quipped.