For many people in the UK the inside of a courtroom prompts fear and concern about what may lie ahead. When you bear in mind the impression we are given of the stereotypical courtroom on the TV, as a harsh and unwelcoming arena, this is perhaps to be understood.
There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings with regards to courtrooms in the UK which need to be addressed. As an example, the majority of TV programmes in the UK which involve a courtroom show a judge aggressively banging down with his gavel to get the attention of the room. Read more