Day in the life of…

For many of us our image of a judge is that of someone in a wig and robes presiding over a court room. In reality judicial office-holders’ working lives involve much unseen work – before, after and out of court.

Demanding but rewarding A day in court can be very demanding but rewarding. Circuit judges usually live locally to their courts and ...

Every week I have is different – I might be in court one day, in a meeting for the magistracy the next, ...

Working alone I am in an almost unique position as a district judge. For a start, most of the time I sit ...

Starting the day As court starts at 10am, I like to get there about 9.30am – this gives me a chance to ...

District judges sit alone in the magistrates’ and family courts and are all qualified as solicitors or barristers. The vast majority of ...

It is true of judges at most levels, and certainly those in the Court of Appeal, that far more work has to ...

Staying connected I have sadly become quite attached to my computer with the result that I check my in-box before leaving home ...

The night before For me, today always begins at the end of the day before, when I pick up all those letters, ...

More than taking notes! I am a barrister and I have been sitting as a recorder of the Crown Court in criminal ...