Two former Sheriffs publish book of Old Bailey speeches

A Decade of Criminal Justice is a collection of the valedictory speeches given in Court Number One for judges and senior officials retiring from 2010 to 2020.

At the time of their retirement, a senior member of the judiciary delivered a light-hearted tribute to these dispensers of justice. These valedictories capture the essence of their public service.

It has been compiled by two former Sheriffs of the City.

All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund, a charity founded in 1808 to support ex-offenders.

An order from is available for download.



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