Man accused of robbing High Court judge by Royal Courts of Justice pleads not guilty

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By Katie King on

Terry Brown will now stand trial on one count of robbery


The man accused of robbing a High Court judge near the Royal Courts of Justice has today pleaded not guilty to the offence.

It has been alleged 45-year-old Terry Brown mugged Sir Robin Knowles CBE QC at approximately 9.30pm on 27 September last year. Today, he denied one count of robbery at the Inner London Crown Court. The case has been listed for trial on 30 May.

Knowles, 56, has been a High Court judge since 2014, where he sits in the Queen’s Bench Division. Before that, he studied law at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar — specifically Middle Temple — in 1982. Upon his appointment to the judiciary, he was a barrister at South Square Chambers where he specialised in financial law, contract law and company law.

The robbery is alleged to have taken place on Middle Temple Lane, the filming location of many TV and film scenes. Just this week, Legal Cheek reported the road had featured in new Tom Hardy drama ‘Taboo’. In and among a number of Inns of Court cameos, the popular actor can be seen riding horseback up the iconic cobbled road.


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