Claire Gilham, who spoke out against legal aid cuts, seeks to extend protection to judges

A district judge who says she was bullied and suffered a breakdown after speaking out over the impact of cuts to legal aid has appeared before the supreme court in a test whistleblowing case.

Claire Gilham, who has talked about receiving death threats, dealing with violent courtroom litigants and hostage-taking, is hoping to establish the right for judges to enjoy the standard protections given to workers.

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