Four months after his daughter is killed in a traffic accident, Maurice Hart legally purchases a shotgun and kills the driver who had been acquitted of any criminal responsibility. The defendant refuses to testify in his defense but Judge Deed does his best to ensure a balanced presentation of the evidence. The Lord Chancellor's Department has grown tired of Deed's aggressive behavior and develop a plan to force his resignation. Judge Deed's daughter, Charlie, starts university and falls in with activists and needs both her father's and her grandfather's assistance to get her friend off.
Did You Know?
High Court Judges in England and Wales can be referred to in one of a number of ways:
- Judge John Deed (as per the title of the show, although few High Court Judges are actually go by the title of 'Judge')
- The Honourable Mr Justice Deed (as his name would appear on official court documentation)
- Mr Justice Deed (the correct way to refer to a Judge in conversation)
- Sir John Deed (this is the correct way to refer to Judge in his presence as all High Court Judges are Knights and Dames of the Realm)
- Deed J ('J' meaning 'Justice', the appropriate legal abbreviation for Judges' titles in all English law reports)
Followed by Judge John Deed