Open Justice


John Burgess, a retired Crown Court Judge and former Barrister at No. 1 High Pavement has spent over 40 years working in the English courts.

In conjunction with the National Justice Museum he has produced a series of podcasts of conversations with people who work in the criminal courts.

In particular he has spoken to David Duric, a former Senior Clerk of No. 1 High Pavement, HHJ Nirmal Shant QC and Steven Gosnell barrister, both also of No. 1 High Pavement. We hope you enjoy them.

Open Court: Episode 1 Steven Gosnell (barrister)

Open Court: Episode 4 HHJ Shant QC (judge)

Open Court: Episode 5 David Duric (senior clerk)

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