Published in February 2010, this report covers the period of the Legal Year 2008-09.
In his introduction, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge said:
“The men and women who serve the Crown in judicial office engage daily with their fellow citizens, often when they are at their most vulnerable.
“They are asked to make extremely difficult and sensitive decisions affecting their lives and to do so calmly and with fair and measured patience. The work is unremitting and at times very stressful and the moral courage required properly to exercise judicial authority can be considerable. It should not be underestimated.
“The nations of England and Wales should share the pride I have that they are served so well.”