Judge Michael Hyam: 1938-2004

Members of the legal profession gathered in Court Seven of the Old Bailey on Friday 9 July to pay their respects to the Recorder of London, Judge Michael Hyam, who died last week. The Old Bailey’s most senior judge died of a heart attack after collapsing at the Institute of Barrister’s Clerks annual dinner on Thursday night. Judge Hyam, 66, was greatly respected, presiding over numerous major trials, including that of the nailbomber David Copeland and the serial rapist David Mulcahy. He leaves a wife and three sons.