Holding open the gate of the dock the security guard frowned and demanded “this way”. “Oh no” I protested, “I am the Appellant in Person”. Judge John De Walford from his lofty position in court number 9 at the modern yet imposing Teesside Combined Law Courts intervened. “That’s fine he commanded. Mr Troy should sit on the counsel benches,” pointing to the end seat at the back row of the lawyers and other professionals three benches in front of the Judge…

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