Despite the red robe and wig, Judge John Deed is no average high court judge. Good-looking, fit and fifty-something, he has a rakish charm that belies his sharp intellect. His passion for justice and his maverick approach set him at odds with the Lord Chancellor's department. This judge's individual approach too often flies in the face of convention for his own good as he determinedly avoids the traditionalism the system tries to force upon him.
Did You Know?
High Court Judges in England and Wales can be referred to in one of a number of ways:
- Judge John Deed (as per the title of the show, although few High Court Judges are actually go by the title of 'Judge')
- The Honourable Mr Justice Deed (as his name would appear on official court documentation)
- Mr Justice Deed (the correct way to refer to a Judge in conversation)
- Sir John Deed (this is the correct way to refer to Judge in his presence as all High Court Judges are Knights and Dames of the Realm)
- Deed J ('J' meaning 'Justice', the appropriate legal abbreviation for Judges' titles in all English law reports)
Judge John Deed
[sentencing the producer of a TV game show after a contestant has died
Celebrity. The pursuit of the talentless, by the mindless. It's become a disease of the twenty-first century. It pollutes our society, and it diminishes all who seek it, and all who worship it. And you must bear some of the responsibility for foisting this empty nonsense onto a gullible public.