Judges' stories

Mrs Justice Maura McGowan

Mrs Justice McGowan sat down for an interview with barrister Sabina Khan, founder of the WIGs project, to mark the 25th anniversary of Advocate.

Lord Chief Justice

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, sat down in Pro Bono Week 2021 and answered some questions covering why barristers should do pro bono and it's impact on the administration of justice.

Lady Justice Sarah Asplin

Lady Justice Sarah Asplin says that "barristers who do pro bono work are really maintaining the structure of a free and democratic society. It is that important".

Lord Justice Rabinder Singh

Lord Justice Rabinder Singh on his lifelong commitment to doing pro bono work and how it can help barristers wanting to take Silk. 

HHJ Alan Johns

Judge Johns encounters a lot of barristers who volunteer through CLIPS. He talks about the warm welcome any volunteer barrister will receive from the bench when they help a litigant in person.

Lady Justice Elisabeth Laing

Court of Appeal judge, Lady Justice Elisabeth Laing, has a special remit in relation to litigants in person. She talks about why representation is essential to good decision-making.