Judge John Deed has made it to the top of his profession on his own terms. Fearless and independent, he regularly crosses establishment figures - men like his former father-in-law, Lord Justice of Appeal Channing; his ex-wife's fiancee the Home Secretary; or Sir Ian Rochester at the Lord Chancellor's Office - who try to influence his decisions. A sharp intellect, a rakish charm and keen wit help Deed stand his ground but, along with his good looks, these are often his downfall too. For too long women - ex-wife Georgina Channing, Sir Ian's wife Francesca Rochester and barrister Jo Mills - have proved the judge's weakness. Perhaps attractive therapist Rachel Crawcheck can help him put a stop to his womanizing ways?