Masters of the Bench
Her Honour Susan Tapping
Full Title: Her Honour Susan TappingCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 23.11.2010
Call Date: 17.7.1975
Called in 1975, Susan then practised at the Criminal Bar in London. She was appointed an Assistant Recorder in 1995 and a Recorder in 1999. She became a Circuit Judge in 2001 based at Harrow Crown Court and has recently moved to Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court. She is probably best known for her roles within the JSB Criminal Seminars, where she acts as a Tutor Judge in criminal law. In the Serious Sexual Offences Seminar she delivers a presentation on the particular difficulties encountered when children give evidence in the Crown Court. She attends educational seminars to promote better advocacy training and practice with regard to questioning children in trials.