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Sitting in judgment : the working lives of judges

Author: Penny Darbyshire
Publisher: Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Sitting in Judgement' offers a glimpse of the courtroom which shows a legal system under stress, lacking resources but facing an ever increasing case load. This book is suitable for those wishing to know about the experience of judging, the education, training and professional lives of judges, and the state of the courts in England and Wales.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Darbyshire
ISBN: 9781849462396 1849462399
OCLC Number: 727704237
Description: 466 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Images of judges --
Where do English and Welsh judges come from? --
The first step on the ladder : becoming a part-time judge --
Becoming Her Majesty's judge --
Training --
Judges' working personality --
Criminal business : district judges in the magistrates' court --
Criminal business : circuit judges in the crown court --
Judges and juries --
Civil business in the county court --
Family judges : the patience of Job and the judgment of Solomon --
High court business --
The Court of Appeal --
Brenda and the law lords transform into the Supremes --
Judges on judges --
Tools of the trade --
The world of judges from 2011.
Responsibility: Penny Darbyshire.

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Penny Darbyshire was given unprecedented access to judges in the whole range of courts - from magistrates' courts to the Supreme Court, and spent seven years accompanying them in their daily work.  Read more...

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Penny Darbyshire has produced a fascinating book of unparalleled detail on the working and personal lives of judges in England and Wales...essential reading for anyone who wishes to comment on the Read more...

 
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