Old Bailey

As one of the few judges licensed to try murder cases at the Old Bailey, every day they preside over the high-profile stories that grab our attention in dramatic media headlines. The job of the judge is to ensure that everyone who uses the courtroom does so free of fear, and everyone who leaves it does so with a sense that they were fairly treated. That, at least, is how it should be. But it’s not always as easy to achieve as you might think.