An event to celebrate the life of Sir Henry Hodge is to be held next week.

Sir Henry, who was one of the first solicitors to become a High Court judge, died this month.

The event will take place at 4pm on Monday 29 June at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. It will celebrate Sir Henry’s life with words, music, songs and pictures followed by drinks and sharing memories. All are welcome to attend.

The family have asked that flowers are not sent, but donations may be made to Leukaemia Research through Alistair Campbell’s charity campaign at The funeral for family and close friends will take place in Norfolk on Tuesday 30 June.

Sir Henry was the first president of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, leading it for four years, and was deputy vice-president of the Law Society during the 1990s. He was also married to former Labour minister Margaret Hodge. Sir Henry has received warm tributes from many senior members of the judiciary.