In the Media

Grumpy judge convictions quashed

PUBLISHED July 29, 2005

Three criminal convictions have been quashed because of the trial judge's "irritable" behaviour.

Judge Nicholas Medawar QC rolled his eyes at defence arguments and showed personal animosity towards a barrister, the Court of Appeal heard.
The appeal judges ruled the trials, held at Snaresbrook Crown Court in east London, were not conducted fairly.