The Steven Willis murder trial will be overseen by a judge experienced with dealing with high profile cases.

The appointment of a High Court judge to oversee this trial reflects the serious nature of the case.

Mr Justice Males is a QC who was appointed as a High Court judge in 2012.

Sir Stephen was called to the bar in 1978 and became a QC in 1998.

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The state-school educated Cambridge graduate, who hails from the Home Counties, is the presiding judge of the North East circuit.

The 63-year-old practiced for over 30 years at the commercial bar and was appointed as an arbitrator in over a hundred arbitrations.

He was an Assistant Recorder and Recorder and a Deputy High Court Judge sitting in the Administrative Court and Commercial Court.

In June he was appointed to the Court of Appeal.

Among his previous cases, Mr Justice Males ruled on the civil action brought David Rathband against Northumbria Police.

Pc Rathband brought the action after he was shot in the line of duty by gunman Raoul Moat.

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