Liz Truss, the Justice Secretary, has called on Britain's leading judges to “promote themselves to the public”. This comes ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May's triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday 29 March - which is likely to generate another round of public scrutiny for the judiciary. 

Liz Truss had previously been criticised for failing to come to the defence of the judiciary after they were declared "the enemy of the people" by The Daily Mail. 

The role and independence of the judiciary is vital to uphold our democratic system. However, should it be up to each individual judge to promote themselves in the media in defence of their role?