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Distinguished judge brought up in Spalding dies

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News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

A man brought up in Spalding who went on to be knighted and become one of the Caribbean’s top judges has died, aged 64.

Sir Richard Ground, knighted in 2012, died at his home in Derbyshire on February 22 after a career that also saw him awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1999.

A private cremation took place on Friday and a memorial service is to be held in Bermuda where Sir Richard was Chief Justice for eight years.

He was born in 1949 and his father William Ground ran an accountancy firm with offices in Spalding, Long Sutton and Wisbech.

Sir Richard’s late parents lived in Pinchbeck Road, Spalding and Mrs Ground later lived in Ladywood Road, Spalding.

Sir Richard studied at Oxford University and went on to a 40-year career in the legal profession.

Marc Ground, who lives in Spalding, said: “Richard was well respected by all those with whom he came into contact.”

 

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