Example usage The judge for the trial was technically a recorder. Pages on this site to help you understand Types of lawyers Barristers Trade Mark Attorneys and Patent Attorneys Regulated lawyers Mediators Chartered Legal Executives and CILEx Practitioners Recent articles tagged with Courts Your guide to defamation Clinical negligence: What you need to know See also: Judge A person whose job is to adjudicate in court cases. The Crown and the Prime Minister appoint judges. Most are barristers but some are solicitors. Circuit judge A judge who presides over (is in charge of) cases in the Crown Court and county courts.