Crime and civil (mainly PI), though more crime than civil, some
Beginning in 1966 I sat as a Deputy and Assistant Recorder at
Quarter Sessions and as Deputy Chairman of Rutland and Derbyshire
Quarter Sessions prior to the coming into force of the Courts Act 1971.
Thereafter I was a Recorder of the Crown Court and sat from time to
time as a Deputy High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench (mainly P.I).
Circuit Judge 1980 sitting in the Crown Court (mainly) and the
1987-1988 a Senior Circuit Judge and Honorary Recorder of Birmingham
sitting mainly in the Crown Court but also sat regularly in the High
Court, Queen’s Bench.
1988-2000 a High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench. Did the mixed
work of a Queen’s Bench Judge though less civil work after I was
put on the list of nominated Judges who try judicial review cases.
Presiding Judge on the Midland Oxford Circuit 1996-1999.
Post retirement (June 2000) authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court
Judge in the High Court, Court of Appeal (Civil and Criminal Divisions)
and Crown Court.