The Cambridge Law Journal

Research Article

WHERE DO ENGLISH AND WELSH JUDGES COME FROM?

Penny Darbyshirea1

a1 Reader in Law, Kingston University.

This article examines the backgrounds of a sample of 77 English and Welsh judges in an ambitious research project sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation, in which I work-shadowed and interviewed a core sample of 40 judges at every level of the court structure, in 2003–5, with the aim of finding out what modern judges do and what they are like. I interviewed a further 37.